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Olympic Channel Podcast

All-time most decorated Olympian Michael Phelps on mental resilience

The 23-time Olympic champion, Michael Phelps, opened up to the Olympic Channel Podcast about his struggles with mental health. “Being able to be open, to be honest (and) being your authentic self… that’s kind of the equation for success.”Phelps was third place in what was billed as the ‘Race of the Century’.The man who beat him to second place was three-time Olympic champ Pieter van den Hoogenband.Ian Thorpe, Michael Phelps, Grant Hackett and Klete Keller were all in the race – and all have suffered from mental problems at some point. Pieter didn’t. And, once his time in competitively swimming...

 

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