By: Shannon Luibrand | CBS News
August 11, 2016
BALTIMORE -- Before he was a household name, and the most decorated Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps was a 15-year-old boy living in Baltimore, Maryland, with a passion for swimming and the hopes to one day win Olympic gold.
In 2001, CBS Baltimore interviewed the young Phelps, who was already a world record holder and making a name for himself in the world of swimming.
With the Rio Olympics in full swing and Phelps' overall gold medal tally at 22, CBS Baltimore pulled the more than decade-old interview from the archives.
At just days shy of his 16th birthday, Phelps seemed to have his sights set on the ultimate prize.
"I guess one of my long term goals is to win the gold medal in Athens," he said. "I mean I have a lot of goals. I think that I want to take it day-by-day."
Phelps also had some non-swimming goals too.
"I haven't even got my learner's (permit) yet," the young Phelps joked. "I guess after I get my learner's I'll get my license."