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About Michael Phelps


There are few sports persons across the world that creates history with their extraordinary sports performances. Michael Phelps, an American Swimmer, is also one of them. Michael Phelps has made two new world records of highest gold medals (14) in Olympic career and highest numbers of gold medals in single Olympic (8) in Beijing Olympics. With 8 gold win in present Beijing Olympics (2008), Michael also broke 36 year old record of Mark Spitz which was made by him in 1972 Munich Olympics. By showing this extraordinary performance Michael has proved to world that he is best athlete of this century. In future, we can also hope for more such performances from this great swimmer. Below, I am adding few important points about the life of Michael so that people can learn more about him.

1) He was born on born June 30, 1985 in Baltimore, Maryland.
2) He was 2 feet long and weighing 9 pounds and 9 ounce during the time of birth.
3) His shoe size is 14.
4) He was constantly practising every day for 6 to 10 hours from last many years without even a brake for Christmas day.
5) His height is 6’4” and weight is 195 lbs.
6) His College name is University of Michigan.
7) His nickname is “MP”.
8) He started swimming from the age of 7 only and by the age of 10, he registered national record in his name.
9) He graduated from Towson High School in 2003.
10) He father name is Fred Phelps who worked in police department, and mother name is Debbie Davisson Phelps who is a principle in school.
11) His parents got divorce in 1994.
12) His club name is Club Wolverine, University of Michigan.
13) At the age of 15 Michael took participation in 2000 Olympics.
14) He holds the record of youngest ever swimmer to make world record.
15) He won total eight medals in 2004 Olympics including six gold medals and two bronze medals.
16) He holds the record of highest total medals in single Olympics.
17) He won the record of highest numbers of Gold medal by any athlete in single Olympics (8 Gold in Beijing Olympics 2008).
18) He also holds the world record of highest numbers of gold medals by any athlete in all Olympic games (14 Gold medals from three Olympic Games).
19) He held title of “World swimmer of Year” in 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007 and title of “American Swimmer of Year” in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007.
20) He holds 30 world record in numbers of swimming events like 400 m individual medley, 4 x 100 m freestyle relay, 200 m freestyle etc.
21) In early age, he was also diagnosed with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
22) In 2004, he was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and severed punishment given to him in this case.

Also visit-Watch report on Michael Phelps 8th Gold win and his interview
Michael Phelps wins seventh Gold to equal record of Mark Spitz
About Abhinav Bindra (Indian Olympic Gold medallist)
Watch Abhinav Bindra’s complete Gold medal presentation ceremony
Video Abhinav Bindra getting Gold medal
Watch video report on Abhinav Bindra’s Olympic Gold win
Indiscipline at Olympics by Indian Athletes
Watch Beijing Olympic Games 2008 live from Eurosport and CCTV 1
Live Medal Telly Beijing Olympics 2008
Watch All Latest news related to Beijing Olympics
Video of Indian squad in opening ceremony of Beijing Olympics 2008

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