Swimmer Michael Phelps suspended six months

Swimmer Michael Phelps suspended six months

The American swimmer Michael Phelps, at the presentation of a new line of the American brand Speedo swimsuits, in New York, in September 2011.
Michael Phelps will be deprived of international competition for six months. The American swimmer was suspended by the U.S. swimming Federation, Monday, October 6, after being arrested by the police of Maryland, in the United States, for speeding and drunk driving.

Champion, sporting the most entitled and the Medal of the history of the Olympic Games, was detained while travelling aboard a Land Rover to 135 km/h on a stretch of motorway limited to 72 km/h.


"Michael has publicly acknowledged the consequence of his actions, his responsibility in the light especially of its status in the world of sport, and the steps needed to improve", said president of the Federation, Chuck Wielgus.

In agreement with it, 29 years old swimmer agreed not to represent the United States at the world of Kazan in Russia, from 2 to 9 August 2015, who were asked to sign his comeback in a major competition since his farewell to the London Olympics in 2012.