Factfile of Michael Phelps

August 17th, 2008 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS  


Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) The factfile of swimmer Michael Phelps, who won eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics. Name: Michael Phelps

Country: United States

Age: 23 (date of birth: June 30, 1985)

Place of birth: Baltimore, United States

2008 Olympic results:

Eight gold medals
(400m individual medley, 4×100m freestyle relay, 200m freestyle, 200m butterfly, 4×200 freestyle relay, 200m individual medley, 100m butterfly, 4×100 medley relay)

Career achievements:
Seven gold medals at 2007 World Championships (200m freestyle, 100m butterfly, 200m butterfly, 200m individual medley, 400m individual medley, 4×100 freestyle relay and 4×200 freestyle relay)

Five gold medals at 2005 World Championships (200m freestyle, 200m individual medley, 4×100 freestyle relay, 4×200 freestyle relay, 4×100 medley relay)

Four gold medals at 2003 World Championships (200m butterfly, 200m individual medley, 400m individual medley, 4×100 medley relay)

One gold medal at 2001 World Championships (200m butterfly)

Previous Olympic results:

Six gold medals at 2004 Olympics (100m butterfly, 200m butterfly, 200m individual medley, 400m individual medley, 4×200 freestyle relay, 4×100 medley relay)

Two bronze medals at 2004 Olympics (200m freestyle, 4×100 freestyle relay)

Remarks:

*** Phelps is the most successful Olympian of all time with a career tally of 14 gold medals, five more than anyone else.

*** He broke fellow American Mark Spitz’s 1972 record of seven wins at a single Games after coming close to matching his mark at Athens four years ago when he collected six golds.

*** His sister Whitney was a member of the US World Championship team in 2005.

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