Michael Phelps – Career with 23 Gold Medals and 28 Overall
Michael Phelps, a world renowned swimmer who has won the record breaking 28 Olympic medals along with 23 gold medals in his international swimming career. During his swimming career, he owns
|Date of Birth||June 30, 1985 (age 31), Towson, Maryland, United States|
|Parents||Deborah Phelps, Michael Fred Phelps|
|Siblings||Whitney Phelps,Hilary Phelps|
|Education||Towson High School (2003), University of Michigan|
|Childern||Boomer Robert Phelps|
|Net worth||$55 Million|
16 Olympic medals including 13 gold medals in individual events. He is only one athlete who set up world record winning the highest numbers of Olympic gold medals over the world.
Childhood of A Great Swimmer
Michael Phelps was born on 30th of June, 1985 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was the youngest children among three siblings. His father was Michael Fred Phelps and his mother was Deborah Debbie Phelps. He started swimming when he was just 7.
His mother was his great inspiration. Even his sister support him a lot to outlet his energy through swimming.
Early Life of Michael – True Fighter
He was brought up in Rodgers Forge and he went to Rodgers Forge Elementary, Dumbarton Middle School, and Towson High School. Michael completed his graduation in 2003 from Towson High School.
Phelps was affected by ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) when he was in 6th grade. In spite of his disease, he made a national record in 100- meter butterfly when he was 10.
He started to take training at North Baltimore Aquatic Club under trainer Bob Bowman.
Great Swimming Career – Winning Moments & Records
Very soon, he got a chance at US National B Team. He got selected at 2000 summer Olympics and enlisted his name as the youngest swimmer from America to participate in Olympics.
He succeeded to get limelight because of his national and international swimming level. He made world record as youngest swimmer in breaking 200-meter butterfly world record just in his age of 15 years and 9 months in 2001 World Aquatics Championships.
He set a world record in Pan Pacific Championship and got 3 gold and 2 silver medals.
Phelps won 2003 World Championship and made record getting medals at all 3 swimming events. He won 2003 World Aquatics Championships and got 4 gold and 2 silver medals. He became the swimming teen sensation in the world.
He was sentenced to eighteen months probation for excessive drinking and driving. Later, he attended Mothers Against Drunk Driving meeting to deliver a lecture of the danger of pointless drinking and driving.
He got the gold victory in World Championships 2005, Pan Pacific Swimming Championships 2006, and World Championships 2007 and in 2008 Olympic Games. all his gold medal performances set off new world record excluding 100-meter butterfly.
He won the title of winner 2010 Pan Pacific Championships and his winning chariot was just continuing in 2011 World Championships.
He won 4 back to back races in 2012 Olympics. He took retirement from the game in 2012 and came back again in 2014.
He won 5 gold and 1 silver medals in 2016 Summer Olympics and it was his 5th Olympics win.
Achievements & Awards – Medal
Phelps was awarded by James E. Sullivan Award in 2003.
Michael Phelps Way was named with his name to show gratitude towards his swimming excellence in 2004.
He got Swimming World Magazine World Swimmer of the year Award for 7 times.
He was endowed with Golden Goggle award in 2004 by USA Swimming Federation.
FINA awarded Phelps with FINA swimmer of the year in 2012 as most decorated Olympian athlete ever.
Personal Life & Young Hearo with his Wife
Michael Phelps got married to Nicole Johnson in 2015, February. His son, Boomer Robert Phelps took birth on 5th of May, 2016.