Games & medals

Games Results Sport Event
Rio 2016 2016
Games Results Sport Event
Rio 2016 2016
#=2
Swimming 100 metres Butterfly
#1
Swimming 200 metres Butterfly
#1
Swimming 200 metres Individual Medley
#1
Swimming 4 x 100 metres Freestyle Relay
#1
Swimming 4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay
#1
Swimming 4 x 100 metres Medley Relay
London 2012 2012
Games Results Sport Event
London 2012 2012
#4 Swimming 400 metres Individual Medley
#2
Swimming 4 x 100 metres Freestyle Relay
#2
Swimming 200 metres Butterfly
#1
Swimming 4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay
#1
Swimming 200 metres Individual Medley
#1
Swimming 100 metres Butterfly
#1
Swimming 4 x 100 metres Medley Relay
Beijing 2008 2008
Games Results Sport Event
Beijing 2008 2008
#1
Swimming 200 metres Freestyle
#1
Swimming 100 metres Butterfly
#1
Swimming 200 metres Butterfly
#1
Swimming 200 metres Individual Medley
#1
Swimming 400 metres Individual Medley
#1
Swimming 4 x 100 metres Freestyle Relay
#1
Swimming 4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay
#1
Swimming 4 x 100 metres Medley Relay
Athens 2004 2004
Games Results Sport Event
Athens 2004 2004
#3
Swimming 200 metres Freestyle
#1
Swimming 100 metres Butterfly
#1
Swimming 200 metres Butterfly
#1
Swimming 200 metres Individual Medley
#1
Swimming 400 metres Individual Medley
#3
Swimming 4 x 100 metres Freestyle Relay
#1
Swimming 4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay
#1
Swimming 4 x 100 metres Medley Relay
Sydney 2000 2000
Games Results Sport Event
Sydney 2000 2000
#5 Swimming 200 metres Butterfly

The Baltimore Bullet

Michael PHELPS

United States of America
Swimming
I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time they should force you to work
Height
193 cm / 6'4''
Weight
91 kg / 200 pounds
Birth date
30 Jun 1985 Baltimore, United States of America
Gender
Male

Number of medals

28 Olympic medals

Olympic Games

5 Olympic Games

Michael PHELPS Biography

Michael Phelps' performances at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics have brought him strong consideration as the greatest ever Olympian. He has surpassed the records of Mark Spitz and Johnny Weissmuller and is considered the greatest swimmer ever. Phelps swims several strokes, including butterfly and freestyle, but his best events are the individual medleys. At the 2004 Olympic Games, Michael Phelps became only the second athlete, after Aleksandr Dityatin (URS-GYM-1980) to win eight medals at a single Olympics, and he repeated this in 2008 at Beijing. Phelps had attempted to win gold medals in eight swimming events in 2004, to better Mark Spitz's performance at München. Phelps did not manage that but did win six gold medals (four individual) and two bronze medals. He followed this with a dominating performance at the 2005 World Championships at which he won five gold medals and a silver medal. He had also won five World Championship gold medals at the 2003 meet.

Phelps not only did not stop competing but pushed his records even further. At the 2007 World Championships he entered eight events and won seven gold medals, losing out on the eighth in the 4×100 medley relay, when the USA was disqualified in an early round heat in which he had sat out. He seemed poised to challenge Spitz's 1972 mark of seven gold medals. At Beijing Phelps again entered eight events and this time he came thru with a victory in all eight, becoming the first Olympian to win eight gold medals at one Olympic Games.

After Beijing, Phelps took some time off and did not train as hard for a time, but he still won five gold medals and six medals at the 2009 World Championships. He won another five golds at the 2010 Pan-Pacs, and in 2011, won four gold medals and seven medals at the Worlds, setting him up for the 2012 Olympics, and giving him a total of 33 medals and 26 gold medals at the World Championships.

At London in 2012, Phelps cemented his title as the world's greatest swimmer and, to many people, as the world's greatest Olympian. He won four more gold medals and six medals, but actually failed to medal in one event in 2012, placing fourth in the 400 IM. His six medals in 2012 left him with absolute Olympic records of 22 medals and 18 gold medals. Phelps then announced his retirement, although in 2013 he has hedged that a bit, and suggested he may return to the pool for further competition.

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