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Michael Fred Phelps II (born 1985) “The Baltimore Bullet” American competitive swimmer.

One of the most successful and most decorated Olympian of all time with 28 medals. 13 all-time record for Olympic gold medals individual events and 16 Olympic medals in individual events. At the 2004 Summer Olympics Athens, record 8 medals and in 2008 Beijing Games 8 gold metals. At the 2012 Summer Olympics London,
4 gold and 2 silver medals, and 2016 Summer Olympics Rio de Janeiro,

5 gold – 1 silver, the most successful athlete of the Games for4 consecutive Olympics. In the Olympics,

World Championships and Pan Pacific Championships Phelps is a former long course world record holder in the 200-meter freestyle, 100-meter butterfly, 200-meter butterfly, 200-meter individual medley, and 400-meter individual medley. 82 medals in major international long course competitions 65 were gold, 14 silver, and 3 bronze.

World Swimmer of the Year Award x8 and American Swimmer of the Year Award x11.

FINA Swimmer of the Year Award in 2012 and 2016.

2008 Sports Illustrated magazine’s  Sportsman of the Year.

Flag bearer of the United States 2016 Summer Olympics Parade of Nations.

Retired in 2016, started the Michael Phelps Foundation continuing to promote the sport of swimming and healthier lifestyles, greatest athlete and swimmer of all time!

Swam faster in a Speedo® than anyone! …w2

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