Mighty Michael Phelps facts – The Greatest Olympian in History

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Michael Fred Phelps II is the most decorated athlete in the history of sports. His steadfast, untiring determination is the main reason behind his successful career. Phelps has set a record for winning the most medals in the history of Olympics (26 and still counting). He won 22 gold medals(and counting!), twice that of the second highest record holders.

Michael Phelps Facts

Michael Fred Phelps was born in Baltimore, Maryland on June 30, 1985.

Michael has won more gold medals in one Olympics, than any Other Olympian in history. In 2008, Beijing Olympics he won eight medals.

Michael Phelps was the Flag bearer of the United States at the 2016 Summer Olympics at Rio.

Michael Phelps after the 2012 Olympics had announced retirement, however in April 2014, he made a comeback.

He won six gold medals at 2004 Olympics, eight gold medals at the 2008 Olympics and four gold medals at the 2012 Olympics.

Michael was doing well in swimming from the start and by the age of 10 he held a national record for his age group in the 100 meter butterfly.

At the age of 15, he qualified for the 2000 Olympics. And has become the youngest male to make a U.S. Olympic swim team in 68 years.

A street in his hometown of Baltimore was renamed The Michael Phelps Way in 2004.

Michael Phelps is counted among the richest Olympians ever with a net worth of around $55 million. He has endorsed for Speedo, Visa, Omega, Subway, Hilton, Matsunichi, and Power Bar.

Michael Phelps by the end of the 2008 Olympics held 7 world records and 1 Olympic record.

He is a holding a world record for swimming 100 meters in less than 50 seconds.