26 Dec 2008

Phelps to resume training in a month

5:26 pm on 26 December 2008

American swimmer Michael Phelps is ready to resume training in early February to get ready for the US national championships in July after taking several months off after the Olympics.

The eight-time Beijing gold medallist used his time off to make commercials and make sponsors appearances.

23-year-old Phelps is also going to try and swim some shorter-distance events in 2009.

Some experts think he might try dropping the 400 metre individual medley and including more 100 metre races in the 2012 Olympics.