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Michael Phelps


Michael Phelps headshot
  • 2000
  • 2004
  • 2008
  • 2012
TwitterFacebookName: Michael Phelps
Sport: Swimming
Height: 6’4”
Weight: 185
Current Residence: Baltimore, MD.
College: Michigan

Olympic Experience:
  • 2012 Olympic Games, gold medals in the 4x200m relay, 200 IM, 100m fly and men's 4x100 medley relay, silver medals in the 4x100m freestyle relay and 200m fly, 4th in 400m IM
  • 2008 Olympic Games, eight gold medals in the 200m freestyle, men's 4x100m freestyle relay, men's 4x200m freestyle relay, 100m fly, 200m fly, 200m IM, 400m IM, men's 4x100m medley relay
  • 2004 Olympic Games, gold medals in the 4x200m freestyle relay, 100m fly, 200m fly, 200m IM, 400m IM, men's 4x100 medley relay, bronze medals in the men's 4x100m freestyle relay and 200m freestyle
Career Highlights:
  • His eight gold medals at the Beijing Games made him the most decorated gold medalist ever
  • During the Beijing Games, Phelps set seven world records, eight American records, and eight Olympic records
  • His four individual world records and seven gold medals at the 2007 World Championships made him the winningest athlete in World Championship history
  • Youngest man to break at world record, breaking the 200m fly mark at the 2001 Spring Nationals

Fun Facts: Was the youngest male Olympian since 1932 at the 2000 Sydney Games ... Enjoys watching television and playing video games ... Started the Michael Phelps Foundation to grow the sport of swimming and promote healthy lifestyles ... Was named the 2008 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year ... Phelps' wingspan is a disproportionate six feet, seven inches and his shoe size is a 14 ... With 22 medals, Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time

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