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Michael Phelps – Famous Swimmer


Full Name: Michael Fred Phelps II

Date of Birth: 30th June 1985

Country: United States of America

Sport involved in: Aquatics - Swimming

Michael Phelps Olympic Medals

GAMESMedalsSPORTEvent
Rio 2016GoldAquatics 4x200m freestyle relay
 GoldAquatics 200m butterfly
 GoldAquatics 4x100m freestyle relay
London 2012GoldAquatics 100m butterfly men
 SilverAquatics 200m butterfly men
 GoldAquatics 200m individual medley men
 GoldAquatics 4x100m medley relay men
 SilverAquatics 4x100m freestyle relay men
 GoldAquatics 4x200m freestyle relay men
Beijing 2008GoldAquatics 200m individual medley men
 GoldAquatics 200m butterfly men
 GoldAquatics 200m freestyle men
 GoldAquatics 4x200m freestyle relay men
 GoldAquatics 4x100m medley relay men
 GoldAquatics 400m individual medley men
 GoldAquatics 4x100m freestyle relay men
 GoldAquatics 100m butterfly men
Athens 2004GoldAquatics 200m butterfly men
 GoldAquatics 400m individual medley men
 GoldAquatics 4x200m freestyle relay men
 BronzeAquatics 4x100m freestyle relay men
 GoldAquatics 100m butterfly men
 BronzeAquatics 200m freestyle men
 GoldAquatics 4x100m medley relay men
 GoldAquatics 200m individual medley men

Achievements:

  • Olympic record of highest number of Gold medals by a single participant (Beijing Summer Games; 8 Gold)
  • Winner of the World Championships title in the 200 meter butterfly event in 2001

  • Gold medalist in the 200 meter and 400 meter butterfly events and the 4x100 meter medley relay event in the 2002 Pan Pacific Championships
  • Winner of Silver medal in the 200 meter butterfly and 4x200 meter freestyle relay events in the 2002 Pan Pacific Championships
  • Gold Medal winner in the 200 meter and 400 meter butterfly events, the 200 meter and 400 meter individual medley events and the 4x100 meter medley relay events in the 2003 World Championships
  • Silver medalist in the 100 meter butterfly and the 4x200 meter freestyle relay events in the 2003 World Championships
  • Received the James E. Sullivan Award in 2003
  • Winner of Gold Medals in the 100 meter and 200 meter butterfly events, 200 meter and 400 meter individual medley events, 4x100 meter medley relay and 4x200 meter freestyle relay events at the 2004 Athens Summer Summer Games
  • Bronze medal winner in the 200 meter freestyle and the 4x100 meter freestyle relay events in the 2004 Athens Summer Games
  • Winner of the World Championships title in the 200 meter freestyle event in 2004
  • Winner of Gold medal in the 200 meter freestyle, 200 meter individual medley, 4x100 meter medley relay, 4x100 meter and 4x200 meter freestyle relay events in the 2005 World Championships
  • Silver medalist in the 100 meter butterfly event in the 2005 world Championships
  • Gold medalist in the 200 meter butterfly, 200 meter and 400 meter individual medley events, 4x100 meter and 4x200 meter freestyle relay events in the 2006 Pan Pacific Championships
  • Winner of silver medal in the 200 meter backstroke event at the 2006 Pan Pacific Championships
  • Winner of 31 U.S. National Titles in various swimming events
  • World record holder in the 200 meter butterfly, 200 meter and 400 meter individual medley and 4x100 meter freestyle relay events
  • Career: Michael Phelps started his swimming career at an early age. Phelps participated at the 2000 Sydney Summer Summer Games when he was only 15 years of age. As the youngest American male swimmer to compete at the Olympics, he finished the 200 meter butterfly event in the fifth position. At the age of 15 years and 9 months, Phelps became the youngest swimmer to set a world record. He broke the world record in the 200 meter butterfly event. Then during the 2001 World Championships, he improved his own record in the event with a timing of 1:54.48 seconds. In 2002 Phelps set another world record in the 400 meter individual medley event. In 2003, he improved his own record in the 400 meter individual medley event with a timing of 4:09.09 seconds. He also set world record in the 200 meter individual medley event with 1:56.04 seconds. Next year he again broke his 400 meter individual medley record with 4:08.41 seconds. Phelps participated in the 2004 Athens Summer Games at the age of 19. In the Games, he won a total of eight medals including six Gold medals and two bronze medals in various swimming events. Phelps currently holds world records in the 200 meter butterfly (1:53.80 seconds), 200 meter individual medley (1:55.84 seconds), 400 meter individual medley (4:08.26 seconds) and 4x100 meter freestyle relay event (3:12.46 seconds).

    Performance at the Olympics: Michael Phelps' first appearance at the Olympics was in the 2000 Sydney Summer Games. In the competition he finished fifth in the 200 meter butterfly event. In the 2004 Athens Summer Games, Phelps competed in eight swimming events:

    • 200 meters freestyle
    • freestyle relay (4x100 meters & 4x200 meters)
    • butterfly (100 meters & 200 meters)
    • individual medley (200 meters & 400 meters)
    • 4x100 meter medley relay
    In the 4x100 meter freestyle relay and 200 meters freestyle events, Phelps won bronze medals. In the 400 meter individual medley event, he set a new world record with 4:08.26 seconds and won his first Olympic title. Phelps defeated Takashi Yamamoto of Japan in the 200 meter butterfly swimming competition and won his second Olympic Gold medal. In the 4x200 meter freestyle relay, his team won Gold medal beating the Australian team. Phelps won his next Gold medal in the 200 meter individual medley event, which he finished in just 1 min 64 sec. In the 100 meter butterfly final, he defeated his teammate Ian Crocker by 0.04 seconds and won the fifth Olympic title. His team also won the 4x100 meter medley relay event.


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