Michael Phelps

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Michael Phelps
Michael Phelps Rio Olympics 2016.jpg
Phelps at the 2016 Summer Olympics
Personal information
Full nameMichael Fred Phelps II
Nickname(s)"The Baltimore Bullet"[1]
"Flying Fish"[2]
National team United States
Born (1985-06-30) June 30, 1985 (age 36)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)[3]
Weight194 lb (88 kg)[4]
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesButterfly, individual medley, freestyle, backstroke
ClubNorth Baltimore Aquatic Club
CoachBob Bowman
Medal record
Men's swimming
Representing the United States
Event 1st 2nd 3rd
Olympic Games 23 3 2
World Championships (LC) 26 6 1
World Championships (SC) 1 0 0
Pan Pacific Championships 16 5 0
Total 66 14 3
Event 1st 2nd 3rd
100 m butterfly 8 3 0
200 m butterfly 10 2 0
200 m medley 9 2 0
400 m medley 6 0 0
200 m freestyle 4 2 1
200 m backstroke 0 1 0
4×100 m freestyle 7 2 2
4×200 m freestyle 11 2 0
4×100 m medley 11 0 0
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens 100 m butterfly
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens 200 m butterfly
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens 200 m medley
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens 400 m medley
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens 4×200 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens 4×100 m medley
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing 200 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing 100 m butterfly
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing 200 m butterfly
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing 200 m medley
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing 400 m medley
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing 4×100 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing 4×200 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing 4×100 m medley
Gold medal – first place 2012 London 100 m butterfly
Gold medal – first place 2012 London 200 m medley
Gold medal – first place 2012 London 4×200 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 2012 London 4×100 m medley
Gold medal – first place 2016 Rio de Janeiro 200 m butterfly
Gold medal – first place 2016 Rio de Janeiro 200 m medley
Gold medal – first place 2016 Rio de Janeiro 4×100 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 2016 Rio de Janeiro 4×200 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 2016 Rio de Janeiro 4×100 m medley
Silver medal – second place 2012 London 200 m butterfly
Silver medal – second place 2012 London 4×100 m freestyle
Silver medal – second place 2016 Rio de Janeiro 100 m butterfly
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Athens 200 m freestyle
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Athens 4×100 m freestyle
World Championships (LC)
Gold medal – first place 2001 Fukuoka 200 m butterfly
Gold medal – first place 2003 Barcelona 200 m butterfly
Gold medal – first place 2003 Barcelona 200 m medley
Gold medal – first place 2003 Barcelona 400 m medley
Gold medal – first place 2003 Barcelona 4×100 m medley
Gold medal – first place 2005 Montreal 200 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 2005 Montreal 200 m medley
Gold medal – first place 2005 Montreal 4×100 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 2005 Montreal 4×200 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 2005 Montreal 4×100 m medley
Gold medal – first place 2007 Melbourne 200 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 2007 Melbourne 100 m butterfly
Gold medal – first place 2007 Melbourne 200 m butterfly
Gold medal – first place 2007 Melbourne 200 m medley
Gold medal – first place 2007 Melbourne 400 m medley
Gold medal – first place 2007 Melbourne 4×100 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 2007 Melbourne 4×200 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 2009 Rome 100 m butterfly
Gold medal – first place 2009 Rome 200 m butterfly
Gold medal – first place 2009 Rome 4×100 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 2009 Rome 4×200 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 2009 Rome 4×100 m medley
Gold medal – first place 2011 Shanghai 100 m butterfly
Gold medal – first place 2011 Shanghai 200 m butterfly
Gold medal – first place 2011 Shanghai 4×200 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 2011 Shanghai 4×100 m medley
Silver medal – second place 2003 Barcelona 100 m butterfly
Silver medal – second place 2003 Barcelona 4×200 m freestyle
Silver medal – second place 2005 Montreal 100 m butterfly
Silver medal – second place 2009 Rome 200 m freestyle
Silver medal – second place 2011 Shanghai 200 m freestyle
Silver medal – second place 2011 Shanghai 200 m medley
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Shanghai 4×100 m freestyle
World Championships (SC)
Gold medal – first place 2004 Indianapolis 200 m freestyle
Pan Pacific Championships
Gold medal – first place 2002 Yokohama 200 m medley
Gold medal – first place 2002 Yokohama 400 m medley
Gold medal – first place 2002 Yokohama 4×100 m medley
Gold medal – first place 2006 Victoria 200 m butterfly
Gold medal – first place 2006 Victoria 200 m medley
Gold medal – first place 2006 Victoria 400 m medley
Gold medal – first place 2006 Victoria 4×100 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 2006 Victoria 4×200 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 2010 Irvine 100 m butterfly
Gold medal – first place 2010 Irvine 200 m butterfly
Gold medal – first place 2010 Irvine 4×100 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 2010 Irvine 4×200 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 2010 Irvine 4×100 m medley
Gold medal – first place 2014 Gold Coast 100 m butterfly
Gold medal – first place 2014 Gold Coast 4×200 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 2014 Gold Coast 4×100 m medley
Silver medal – second place 2002 Yokohama 200 m butterfly
Silver medal – second place 2002 Yokohama 4×200 m freestyle
Silver medal – second place 2006 Victoria 200 m backstroke
Silver medal – second place 2014 Gold Coast 200 m medley
Silver medal – second place 2014 Gold Coast 4×100 m freestyle

Michael Fred Phelps II (born June 30, 1985) is an American swimmer who holds world records in several events. Phelps won eight medals at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. Six of those were gold. These medals made him tie the record for medals at a single Olympics. Alexander Dityatin has held this record since 1980.[5] In 2008, Phelps won eight swimming gold medals at the Summer Olympics in Beijing. This broke Mark Spitz's record for most gold medals in a single Olympics.[6] Spitz had won seven gold medals at the 1972 Summer Olympics. At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Phelps won another four gold and two silver medals. At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Phelps won five gold medals and one silver. In total he has won 28 Olympic medals, a record. 23 of these are gold medals, over two times as many as the former record. Phelps is also known as the most decorated olympian in any sport. Currently, Michael Phelps has retired. He will not be back for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Phelps was diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) when he was nine.[7]

2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games[change | change source]

Michael Phelps poses for a photo with U.S. President George W. Bush after Phelps won his first Olympic gold medal in 2008 in the men's 400 meter individual medley.

Phelps qualified to compete in three team events and five individual events. He won gold medals in all eight events (WR = world record, OR = Olympic record):

Date (in Beijing) Event Results Time
August 10 400 m individual medley Gold Medal 4:03.84 World Record[8]
August 11 4 x 100 m freestyle relay Gold Medal 3:08.24 World Record[9]
August 12 200 m freestyle Gold Medal 1:42.96 World Record[10]
August 13 200 m butterfly Gold Medal 1:52.03 World Record[11]
August 13 4 x 200 m freestyle relay Gold Medal 6:58.56 World Record[11]
August 15 200 m individual medley Gold Medal 1:54.23 World Record[12]
August 16 100 m butterfly Gold Medal 50.58 World Record[13]
August 17 4 x 100 m medley relay Gold Medal 3:29.34 World Record[14]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Harris, Nick (August 11, 2008). "'Baltimore Bullet' has history in his sights". The Independent. London. Archived from the original on August 25, 2010. Retrieved August 25, 2010.
  2. "'Flying Fish' Phelps largely unknown in China". MSNBC. August 17, 2008. Archived from the original on November 14, 2012. Retrieved April 21, 2012.
  3. "USA Swimming bio: Michael Phelps". USA Swimming. Archived from the original on April 5, 2012. Retrieved August 25, 2010.
  4. "Michael Phelps". London2012.com. Archived from the original on January 23, 2013. Retrieved August 1, 2012.
  5. "Facts & figures". Archived from the original on March 4, 2007. Retrieved August 9, 2008.
  6. "Phelps passes Spitz". Associated Press. August 17, 2008.
  7. Adult ADHD and substance abuse
  8. "Phelps claims first Beijing gold". BBC. August 10, 2008.
  9. "Phelps wins second gold in relay". BBC. August 11, 2008.
  10. "Third gold for unstoppable Phelps". BBC. August 12, 2008.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Phelps breaks Olympic gold record". BBC. August 13, 2008.
  12. "Sixth gold for unstoppable Phelps". BBC. August 15, 2008.
  13. "Phelps equals Spitz's seven golds". BBC. August 16, 2008.
  14. ""Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay -- Final"". Archived from the original on August 20, 2008.. Beijing 2008. August 16, 2008.

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