Note: Your favourites settings are stored on your computer through Cookies If you want to keep them, refrain from clearing your browser history Michael Phelps drew attention everywhere he went on his first day in Rio de Janeiro (Photo: Rio 2016/Gabriel Heusi) At the nearby warm-up pool, the team hung a USA flag on the wall amongst other flags, including Germany, Great Britain, Canada and China, as delegations carved out a little territory at the busy practice pool.
Strolling on the pool deck, close friends and team-mates Michael Phelps and Allison Schmitt (Photo: Rio 2016/Gabriel Heusi) For the afternoon's training, the USA first set up in lane 5 before spilling over to lane 3 where Phelps joined them.
He dived in the water at 2:20pm and began with a long underwater pull before popping up in freestyle.
He swam for 50 minutes before taking a practice start and climbing out of the pool.
Phelps took only a few strokes of butterfly but did lengths of backstroke and breaststroke (Photo: Rio 2016/Gabriel Heusi) Phelps stands six-foot-four and has a disproportionate wingspan of six-foot-seven inches (Photo: Rio 2016/Gabriel Heusi) He is a four-time Olympian — Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012 —and 22-time Olympic medalist with 18 golds, two silvers and two bronzes (Photo: Rio 2016/Gabriel Heusi)