It felt good to be able to get back in the water, says Michael Phelps

Swimming star Michael Phelps came out of retirement which lasted close to two years. He has won 22 Olympic medals of which 18 are gold.

updated: April 26, 2014 14:24 IST
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Mesa, USA: Olympic legend Michael Phelps was "feeling like a kid" again after his first competition in 20 months, and eager to see where his comeback will take him.

"As a whole, I felt pretty good just being able to get back in the water and race again," Phelps said on Friday, after he closed out his appearance in the Mesa Grand Prix with an unfamiliar and experimental 50m sprint

"I'm pretty excited," said Phelps, whose 22 Olympic medals include an astonishing 18 gold. "I felt like a kid. I think that was the coolest part about it."

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