Michael Phelps – The Swimming Sensation

Michael Phelps – The gold Machine – star Swimmer

Name: Michael Fred Phelps II

DOB: 30th June 1985

Height: 6 foot 4 inch

Weight: 88 Kg

Sports: Swimming

Strokes: Back Stroke, Butterfly,

Free Style, Individual Medley
Clubs: North Baltimore Aquatic Club

Medal record
Men’s swimming
Competitor for the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold 2004 Athens 100 m butterfly
Gold 2004 Athens 200 m butterfly
Gold 2004 Athens 200 m medley
Gold 2004 Athens 400 m medley
Gold 2004 Athens 4×200 m freestyle
Gold 2004 Athens 4×100 m medley
Gold 2008 Beijing 200 m freestyle
Gold 2008 Beijing 100 m butterfly
Gold 2008 Beijing 200 m butterfly
Gold 2008 Beijing 200 m medley
Gold 2008 Beijing 400 m medley
Gold 2008 Beijing 4×100 m freestyle
Gold 2008 Beijing 4×200 m freestyle
Gold 2008 Beijing 4×100 m medley
Gold 2012 London 100 m butterfly
Gold 2012 London 200 m medley
Gold 2012 London 4×200 m freestyle
Gold 2012 London 4×100 m medley
Silver 2012 London 200 m butterfly
Silver 2012 London 4×100 m freestyle
Bronze 2004 Athens 200 m freestyle
Bronze 2004 Athens 4×100 m freestyle

Facts:

* Phelps began swimming at the age of seven, partly because of the influence of his sisters and partly to provide him with an outlet for his energy.

*While training, Michael needs an Olympic sized breakfast! He eats two egg-and-cheese sandwiches, a bowl of grits, a large omelet and a tall stack of chocolate chip pancakes.

* In November 2004, at the age of 19, Phelps was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in Salisbury, Maryland.[194] He pleaded guilty to driving while impaired the following month and was granted probation before judgment and ordered to serve 18 months’ probation, fined $250, obligated to speak to high school students about drinking and driving and had to attend a Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) meeting.

*After the 2008 Olympics, Phelps used his $1-million Speedo bonus to set up the Michael Phelps Foundation. His foundation focuses on growing the sport of swimming and promoting healthier lifestyles

* Phelps became a superstar at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, winning eight medals (including six gold), tying with Soviet gymnast Aleksandr Dityatin (1980) for the most medals in a single Olympic Games. Phelps scored the first of six gold medals on August

* With 39 world records (29 individual, 10 relay) as of December 19, 2009, Phelps has set more records than any other swimmer, surpassing Mark Spitz’s previous record of 33 world records (26 individual, 7 relay)

Phelps has also received the following awards:

  • Swimming World Magazine World Swimmer of the Year Award: 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • American Swimmer of the Year Award: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Golden Goggle Male Performance of the Year: 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Golden Goggle Relay Performance of the Year: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Golden Goggle Male Athlete of the Year: 2004, 2007, 2008
  • USOC SportsMan of the Year Award: 2004, 2008
  • James E. Sullivan Award: 2003
  • Laureus World Sports Sportsman of the Year Award (Nominated): 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009
  • Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year: 2008
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