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Phelps becomes father of boy

May 08, 2016 16:51 IST

Michael Phelps became a father on Thursday when his fiancee Nicole Johnson gave birth to a boy, the Olympic swimming champion announced on Instagram.

Michael Phelps introduces his son Boomer to the world through this Instagram pictureThree months before the Rio Olympics, where he hopes to add to his record haul of 18 gold medals, Phelps posted a photo of himself cradling the baby.

"Welcome Boomer Robert Phelps into the world!!! Born 5-5-2016 at 7:21 pm !!! Healthy and happy!!! Best feeling I have ever felt in my life!!!," he wrote.

Phelps, 30, is training for the United States Olympic trials that will be held from June 26-July 3.

He retired after the 2012 London Olympics, but announced a comeback less than two years later.

Image: Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps introduces his son Boomer to the world through this Instagram picture

Photograph: Instagram

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