Chad le Clos, one of the few men to have beaten Michael Phelps at the Olympics, has thrown down the challenge to his old rival, urging him to get back into training so they can have a rematch at Rio in 2016. […]
“I really, really hope that he and his team decide to swim in Rio, I really believe it will be great,” Le Clos told Reuters on Friday.
“It’s added motivation for me… with Michael back, it’s really sparked my fire, so to speak.” […]
“I believe by Rio, I should be in peak condition,” said Le Clos, currently in Singapore for the final round of swimming’s annual World Cup series.
“I don’t think he will be worse in Rio, I think he’ll be back where he wants to be.
“He’s a champion in all respects but I believe I can beat him again.”