27 Mar 2014

Phelps could be on verge of comeback

11:26 am on 27 March 2014

The legendary American swimmer Michael Phelps could be on the verge of a comeback.

Phelps' coach Bob Bowman has told US media the 29-year-old has been working hard with an average of five sessions a week in the pool, and he's definitely in shape.

The towering American retired from swimming after bagging four gold medals and two silvers at the 2012 London Olympics, taking his tally of Olympic medals to a record 22, including 18 golds.

Phelps has been available for drug testing for the last six months, so he's now eligible to compete.