Michael Fred Phelps II is an American competition swimmer and the most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 2…
Michael Fred Phelps II is an American competition swimmer and the most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 22 medals in three Olympiads. Phelps also holds the all-time records for Olympic gold medals, Olympic gold medals in individual events, and Olympic medals in individual events for a male. In winning eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games, Phelps took the record away from fellow American swimmer Mark Spitz for the most first-place finishes at any single Olympic Games. Five of those victories were in individual events, tying the single Games record. In the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Phelps won four golds and two silver medals, making him the most successful athlete of the Games for the third Olympics in a row.
- Born: Jun 30, 1985 (age 31) · Towson, MD
- Height: 6' 4" (1.93 m)
- Net worth: $55 million USD (2016)
- Romance: Stephanie Rice · Carrie Underwood · Megan Rossee · Caroline Pal · Sarah Herndon
- Education: Towson High School · University of Michigan (2004 - 2006)
- Siblings: Hilary Phelps (Sister) · Whitney Phelps (Sister)