At a glance

30 Jun 1985 Baltimore, United States of America
The Baltimore Bullet
193 cm / 91 kg 6'4'' / 200 pounds
Male

Michael Phelps' performances at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics have brought him strong consideration as the greatest ever Olympian. He has surpassed the records of Mark Spitz and Johnny Weissmuller and is considered the greatest swimmer ever. Phelps swims several strokes, including butterfly and freestyle, but his best events are the individual medleys. At the 2004 Olympic Games, Michael Phelps became only the second athlete, after Aleksandr Dityatin (URS-GYM-1980) to win eight medals at a single Olympics, and he repeated this in 2008 at Beijing. Phelps had attempted to win gold medals in eight swimming events in 2004, to better...

Michael in numbers

5
Olympics
Olympics
28
medals
Gold medal:23 Silver medal:3 Bronze medal:2
  • Rio de Janeiro
    Rio de Janeiro 2016
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Rio de Janeiro
    Rio de Janeiro 2016
    • =2 Silver medal
      Swimming
      100 metres Butterfly
    • 1 Gold medal
      Swimming
      200 metres Butterfly
    • 1 Gold medal
      Swimming
      200 metres Individual Medley
    • 1 Gold medal
      Swimming
      4 x 100 metres Freestyle Relay
    • 1 Gold medal
      Swimming
      4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay
    • 1 Gold medal
      Swimming
      4 x 100 metres Medley Relay
  • London
    London 2012
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    London
    London 2012
    • 4
      Swimming
      400 metres Individual Medley
    • 2 Silver medal
      Swimming
      4 x 100 metres Freestyle Relay
    • 2 Silver medal
      Swimming
      200 metres Butterfly
    • 1 Gold medal
      Swimming
      4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay
    • 1 Gold medal
      Swimming
      200 metres Individual Medley
    • 1 Gold medal
      Swimming
      100 metres Butterfly
    • 1 Gold medal
      Swimming
      4 x 100 metres Medley Relay
  • Beijing
    Beijing 2008
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Beijing
    Beijing 2008
    • 1 Gold medal
      Swimming
      200 metres Freestyle
    • 1 Gold medal
      Swimming
      100 metres Butterfly
    • 1 Gold medal
      Swimming
      200 metres Butterfly
    • 1 Gold medal
      Swimming
      200 metres Individual Medley
    • 1 Gold medal
      Swimming
      400 metres Individual Medley
    • 1 Gold medal
      Swimming
      4 x 100 metres Freestyle Relay
    • 1 Gold medal
      Swimming
      4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay
    • 1 Gold medal
      Swimming
      4 x 100 metres Medley Relay
  • Athens
    Athens 2004
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Athens
    Athens 2004
    • 3 Bronze medal
      Swimming
      200 metres Freestyle
    • 1 Gold medal
      Swimming
      100 metres Butterfly
    • 1 Gold medal
      Swimming
      200 metres Butterfly
    • 1 Gold medal
      Swimming
      200 metres Individual Medley
    • 1 Gold medal
      Swimming
      400 metres Individual Medley
    • 3 Bronze medal
      Swimming
      4 x 100 metres Freestyle Relay
    • 1 Gold medal
      Swimming
      4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay
    • 1 Gold medal
      Swimming
      4 x 100 metres Medley Relay
  • Sydney
    Sydney 2000
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Sydney
    Sydney 2000
    • 5
      Swimming
      200 metres Butterfly