Beyond the Rio 2016 Games, music is a ritual for Phelps: ‘I have walked out to race with my headphones on throughout my whole career’
Seconds before diving into the pool for his impressive leg of the 4x100m relay final on Sunday, Michael Phelps was still wearing his headphones.
The music is something of a pre-race ritual for Phelps, in addition to cupping. “I have walked out to race with my headphones on throughout my whole career and listen to music until the last possible moment,” he told the Guardian in 2005, just after winning six gold medals in the Athens Olympics. “It helps me to relax and get into my own little world.”
Very curious as to what Michael Phelps is listening to in those headphones. Is it Bruce Springsteen? Queen? The Shrek soundtrack? Lmk
What is #MichaelPhelps hype music?
Every time I see Michael Phelps in those big Beats headphones I think: Which “Les Miz” recording is he listening to??
current mood: disgruntled boomer phelps in these noise cancelling headphones pic.twitter.com/KriAUbq7ca