Michael Phelps

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Date of Birth June 30, 1985
Place of Birth Baltimore, Maryland
Age 35 years old
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Michael Phelps

Michael Fred Phelps II is an American former competitive swimmer and the most successful and most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 28 medals. Phelps also holds the all-time records for Olympic gold medals, Olympic gold medals in individual events, and Olympic medals in individual events. When he won eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games, Phelps broke fellow American swimmer Mark Spitz's 1972 record of seven first-place finishes at any single Olympic Games. At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Phelps had already tied the record of eight medals of any color at a single Games by winning six gold and two bronze medals. At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Phelps won four gold and two silver medals, and at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, he won five gold medals and one silver. This made him the most successful athlete of the Games for the fourth Olympics in a row.

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About Michael Phelps

Won six gold medals at the 2004 Olympics, eight gold medals at the 2008 Olympics and four gold medals at the 2012 Olympics. Across his career, he became the most decorated Olympic athlete of all-time with 28 total medals, including 23 golds.

Before Fame

He began swimming to burn off excess energy when he was seven, and was diagnosed with ADHD when he was ten.

Achievement

He became the youngest male to make the U.S. swim team in 68 years, and revealed that he ate 12,000 calories each day during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Family Life

He and Nicole Johnson welcomed their first child, Boomer, in May 2016 and they got married a month later. They welcomed their second son, Beckett Richard, in February 2018. He grew up in a house of women: his mom, Debbie, and his sisters, Whitney and Hilary. His parents divorced in 1994 and his father remarried in 2000.

Associations

He destroyed the Olympic records held by Mark Spitz and finished his Olympic career with an amazing 23 Gold medals.

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  • World record progression 200 metres butterfly - This is a history of the progression of the World Record for the Swimming event: the 200 Butterfly. It is a listing of the fastest-time-ever swum in the event, in both long course and short course swimming pool.
  • World record progression 200 metres freestyle - This is a history of the progression of the World Record for the Swimming event: the 200 Freestyle. It is a listing of the fastest-time-ever swum in the event, in both long course and short course swimming pool.
  • World record progression 200 metres individual medley - The first world record in the 200 metres individual medley in long course swimming was recognised by the International Swimming Federation in 1956, followed by the women a year later. In the short course swimming events the world's governing body recognizes world records since March 3, 1991.
  • World record progression 400 metres individual medley - The first world record in the 400 metres individual medley in long course swimming was recognized by the International Swimming Federation in 1957, followed by the women a year later. In the short course swimming events the world's governing body recognizes world records since March 3, 1991.
  • World record progression 4 × 100 metres freestyle relay - This article includes the world record progression for the 4×100 metres freestyle relay, and it shows the chronological history of world record times in that competitive swimming event.
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