It was a hard first day of swimming for Michael Phelps, who was pushed off of the podium in the 400-meter IM. For the first time in a long time, there were questions of whether or not Phelps could win a medal in London and affirmations that he is correct in retiring.
All of this has come prematurely as Phelps' best events are still yet to come. He is the clear medal favorite in both the 100 and 200 fly, and at the U.S. Trials, he beat Ryan Lochte in the 200-meter individual medley.
Also, he still has at least two relays left to swim after winning a silver with the U.S. in the 4x100 freestyle earlier today.
Needless to say, Phelps is nowhere near done. He is just two medals away now from becoming the winningest Olympian of all time. In a legacy filled with gold medals, world records, incredible feats and more, this would just be the perfect close to Phelps' excellent career.