American swimming legend Michael Phelps was in Rio De Janeiro on Tuesday to help inspire some of the city’s poor children ahead of the 2016 Olympic games.
The most decorated Olympian in history paid a visit to an impoverished neighbourhood in the north side of Rio and even got his feet wet when he led a swimming workshop for a small group of lucky kids.
Whilst there the 27-year-old told the swimming hopefuls that determination is key.
“Anything is possible, it really is. It doesn’t matter if you’re here or you’re there, or you have this going in your life, or you have that going in your life, because if you put your mind to it you can overcome anything,”
Phelps, who said he was not coming out of retirement, was visiting the Rio de Janeiro shantytown of Alemao to help promote the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.