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BackgroundEdit

  • Swimmer from United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States, 23 in 2008.
  • Wikipedia:Michael Phelps
  • Grew up in Baltimore, moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan, and returned to Baltimore following the 2008 Olympics.
  • Michael Phelps won all five of his final swims at the United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States Olympic Trials in July 2008, breaking world records in both medleys and setting himself up for a shot at winning a record eight gold medals at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

LinksEdit

Michael Phelps scoreboard-1335


MediaEdit

Cover storiesEdit

VideoEdit

Michael Phelps - The Record Breaker Olympic Records02:25

Michael Phelps - The Record Breaker Olympic Records

  • Michael Phelps is FAT - Brad Blanks at Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year event02:30

    Michael Phelps is FAT - Brad Blanks at Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year event

    from December 2008
  • Phelps Named S.I02:31

    Phelps Named S.I.'s Sportsman of the Year

    from the AP in December 2008

Michael Phelps DietEdit

Phelps Diet SHORT 100:27

Phelps Diet SHORT 1

InsightsEdit

BackgroundEdit

Career Highlights:Edit

Michael-phelps-head-shot

Michael's 2012 Olympic Head Shot.

Set four individual world records and won seven gold medals at the 2007 World Championships to become the winningest athlete in World Championship history ... In 2004, became first athlete ever to win eight medals (six gold) at a non-boycotted Olympic Games … his eight medals tie 1980 USSR gymnast Alexandr Dityatin for most medals by an athlete in a single Olympics … 2003 Sullivan Award winner, becoming the 10th swimmer to be honored as the top amateur athlete in the country … only man to win five U.S. National titles at the same Championships … only man to ever win a U.S. National title in three different strokes at one national championship … youngest male Olympian since 1932 (2000 Olympic Games) … youngest man (15 years, nine months) to break a world record, breaking 200m fly mark at the 2001 Spring Nationals … he and his coach, Bob Bowman, were named the 2001 and ====2003==== Swimmer and Coach of the Year by USA Swimming … earned the award for Swimmer of the Year for a third time in ====2004====

Olympics:Edit

2004: Gold 100m FL, 200m FL, 200m IM, 400m IM, 400m MR, 800m FR-R; Bronze 200m FR & 400m FR-R ... 2000: 5, 200m FL

World ChampionshipsEdit

2007: Gold, 200m FR(WR)/100m FL/200m FL(WR)/200m IM(WR)/400m IM(WR)/400m FR-R/800m FR-R(WR) ... 2005: Gold 200m FR(United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States / American Record), 200m IM, 400m MR(pr), 400m FR-R, 800m FR-R; Silver, 100m FL; 7, 100m FR; 18, 400m FR ... 2003: Gold, 200m FL(WR-semis); Gold, 200m IM(WR, also WR in semis); Gold, 400m IM(WR); Gold, 400m MR-R(pr); Silver, 100m FL(WR-semis); Silver, 800m FR-R (AR, also (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States / American Record) as lead-off) ... 2001: Gold, 200m FL(WR)

2007 World Rankings: Edit

63rd, 50m free; 3rd, 100m free; 1st, 200m free; 10th, 400m free; 42nd, 50m back; 2nd, 100m back; 2nd, 200m back; 71st, 200m breast; 20th, 50m fly; 1st, 100m fly; 1st, 200m fly; 1st, 200m IM; 1st, 400m IM

2006 World Rankings: Edit

8th, 100m free; 1st, 200m free; 69th, 400m free; 121st, 1500m free; 8th, 100m back; 5th, 200m back; 2nd, 100m fly; 1st, 200m fly; 1st, 200m IM; 2nd, 400m IM

2005 World Rankings: Edit

8th, 100m free; 1st, 200m free; 11th, 400m free; 23rd, 100m back; 21st, 200m back; 2nd, 100m fly; 3rd, 200m fly; 1st, 200m IM; 3rd, 400m IM

Records:Edit

Holds WR in 200m FR, set at 2007 World Championships ... Holds WR in 200m FL, set at 2007 World Championships ... Holds WR in 200m IM, set at 2007 World Championships ... Holds WR in 400m IM, set at 2007 World Championships ... Holds WR in 800m FR-R, set at 2007 World Championships ... Former WR holder in 200m FL, set at 2007 MV Mizzou Grand Prix ... Former WR holder in 200m FL, set at 2006 Pan Pacific Champs ... Former WR holder in 200m IM, set at 2006 Pan Pacific Champs ... Holds WR in 400m FR-R, set at 2006 Pan Pacific Champs ... Former WR holder in 400m IM, set at 2004 Olympic Games ... Holds (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States / American Record) in 400m IM, set at 2007 World Championships ... Holds (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States / American Record) in 200m IM, set at 2007 World Championships ... Holds (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States / American Record) in 200m FL, set at 2007 World Championships ... Holds (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States / American Record) in 200m FR, set at 2007 World Championships ... Holds (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States / American Record) in 400m FR-R, set at 2006 Pan Pacific Champs ... Holds USO in 200m FL, set at 2008 Missouri Grand Prix ... Holds NAG (17-18) in 400m IM, set at 2003 World Champs ... Holds NAG (17-18) in 200y FL, set at ====2003==== MD Swimming All-Star Meet

United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States Swim TitlesEdit

100m Free (4): '07 WIN, ’05 SPG, '04 SPG, '03 SUM 200m Free (6): '06 SUM, '05 SUM, '05 SPG, '04 SPG, '03 SUM (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States / American Record), '03 SPG 400m Free (2): ’05 SPG, '03 SUM (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States / American Record) 200m Back (3): '04 SPG, '03 SUM, '03 SPG 100m Fly (6): '06 SUM, '05 SPG, '04 SPG (USO), '03 SPG, '02 SUM (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States / American Record), '01 SUM 200m Fly (4): '06 SUM, '05 SUM, '02 SUM (USO), '01 SPG (WR) 200m IM (6): '06 SUM, '05 SPG, '04 SPG, '03 SUM (WR), '02 SUM (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States / American Record), '01 SUM 400m IM (2): '06 SUM, '02 SUM (WR) 100m Back (1): '07 SUM

Splash:Edit

Two-time Olympian (2004, 2000) Eight Olympic medals (6g, 2s) Thirteen World medals (17g, 3s)

International MedalsEdit

2007 Duel in The Pool 2007: Gold, 100m FR; Gold, 200m BK 2007 World Championships 2007: Gold, 100m FR; Gold, 400m FR-R; Gold, 200m FR (WR); Gold, 100m FL; Gold, 200m FL (WR); Gold, 200m IM (WR); Gold, 400m IM (WR); Gold, 800m FR-R (WR) 2006 Pan Pacific Champs 2006: Gold, 800m FR-R; Gold, 400m FR-R (WR) 2005 World Championships 2005: Gold, 400m MED-R (pr); Gold, 400m FR-R; Gold, 800m FR-R; Gold, 200m IM; Gold, 200m FR; Silver, 100m FL 2004 Olympic Games 2004: Gold, 100m FL (OR); Gold, 200m FL (OR); Gold, 200m IM (OR); Gold, 400m IM (WR); Gold, 800m FR-R (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States / American Record); Gold, 400m MED-R (pr); Bronze, 200m FR (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States / American Record); Bronze, 400m FR-R 2003 World Champs 2003: Gold, 200m FL; Gold, 200m IM; Gold, 400m IM (NAG (17-18)); Gold, 400m MED-R (pr); Silver, 100m FL; Silver, 800m FR-R

Top TimesEdit

Event 100m FR 200m FR 100m BK 100m FL 200m FL 200m IM 400m IM Best 48.41 1:43.86 53.01 50.77 1:52.09 1:54.98 4:06.22 Year Apr 08 Mar 07 Jul 07 Mar 07 Mar 07 Mar 07 Mar 07

2008Edit

Swimvitational - 1 Final, 100m FR; 1 Final, 100m BK; 1 Final, 100m FL 08 SCSC GP - t1 Final, 100m FR; t1 Final, 100m BK; 2 Final, 200m BK; t1 Final, 100m FL; 1 Final, 200m IM; t1 Final, 400m IM 08 OSU GP - t2 Final, 100m FR; t2 Final, 200m FR; 4 Final, 100m BR; t1 Final, 100m FL; t1 Final, 400m IM

2007Edit

SCY NATS - t1 Final, 100y FR; t1 Final, 200y FR; t2 Final, 200y IM; 3 Final, 400y FR-R; 1 Final, 800y FR-R; 2 Final, 400y MED-R SUM NATS - 1 Final, 200m FR; 3 Final, 400m FR; 1 Final, 100m BK; 1 Final, 200m BK; 11 Final, 200m BR; 1 Final, 100m 55FL SCSC GP - t1 Final, 100m FR; 1 Final, 400m FR; t1 Final, 100m BK; 1 Final, 200m BK; t1 Final, 200m FL; t1 Final, 200m IM Namesnik GP - 1 Final, 200m FR; 1 Final, 400m FR; 2 Final,

DetailsEdit

General Accolades: 2003 James E. Sullivan Award (top amateur athlete by the AAU) ... three- time USA Swimming Swimmer of the Year (2001, 03-04) ... Won the 2006 Golden Goggle Award for USA Simming Male Race of the Year (Pan Pac 200m IM) and Relay Performance of the Year (Pan Pac 400m free relay) ... 2004 USA Swimming Male Athlete of the Year and Male Race of the Year (Olympic 100m fly) National Teams: Seven-time National A Team (2000-06) … 1999 National B Team All-Star Team: Six-time (2001-06); has made the team in four events (the most of any male) four times (2002, 2004-06) Meet Honors: 2003 and 2007 FINA World Championships Male Swimmer of the Meet ... four- time (2001-03, 06) Summer Nationals and two-time (2004-05) Spring Nationals Kiphuth Award winner … 2003 Summer Nationals and 2004 Spring Nationals CP Performance of the Meet winner; 2001 P66 Spring Nationals Phillips Performance of the Meet winner

Personal:Edit

High School: Towson High School, '03 College: Michigan College Major: Sport Management

NewsEdit

  • Promoter nixes Phelps speaking events in Canada (also known as CAN) Flag of Canada - 02/25/09 - Michael Phelps has been dropped as the keynote speaker at two events in Canada for March 2009, with the promoter citing the Olympic champion swimmer's "widely publicized alleged use of marijuana."


Family, Village, Community Edit

Parents: Fred and

school principal

    • Phelps' mom pens memoir - 04/07/09 - Debbie Phelps got plenty of face time during the 2008 Olympics. Now, in the wake of her son winning eight gold medals at the Beijing Games, and then being photographed inhaling from a marijuana pipe, she's putting out a book to relate her experiences as a single mother dealing with both triumph and hardship.

Sibling(s): Two older sisters (Hilary and Whitney) … Whitney was a member of the 1995 World Championship team

  • Nickname(s): MP
  • Pet(s): One cat and an English bulldog, Herman
  • Hobbies Outside the Pool: Playing video games, watching television
  • Ultimate Way to Relax: Sleeping, watching SportsCenter
  • Most Influential Person: Mother ... “For EVERYTHING she has done for me.”
  • Charities: Path Finders for Autism, spokesperson for Boys and Girls Club of America … has also

volunteered motivating students in the Baltimore-area school system

  • Sponsor(s): Speedo, VISA, Omega, PowerBar, Matsunichi, TV Asahi

Training Notes Edit

2008Edit

Swims 2-5 hours a day, 6-7 days a week More: Works as a volunteer assistant with the University of Michigan swim team More: Starred in a behind-the-scenes documentary entitled Unfiltered: The Story Behind the Rivalry with teammate and rival Ian Crocker that was released in October of 2005; Unfiltered was selected for the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival in New York … after the 2004 Games in Athens, Phelps participated in a 14-city post-Olympic tour with fellow Olympic teammates Crocker and Lenny Krayzelburg in an effort to raise the profile of the sport of swimming … co-authored a book with Sports Illustrated’s Brian Cazeneuve entitled, “Michael Phelps: Beneath the Surface”; it was released in the fall of ====2004==== Favorites: U.S. city: Baltimore ... int'l destination: Australia ... music: all hip hop ... celebrity: Michael Jordan CAREER STATS: (continued) Namesnik GP - 1 Final, 200m FR; 1 Final, 400m FR; 2 Final, 1500m FR; 1 Final, 100m BK; 1 Final, 100m FL; 1 Final, 200m IM MoO DiP - 1 Final, 100m FR; 1 Final, 200m BK WORLD - 1 Final, 200m FR (WR); 1 Final, 100m FL; 1 Final, 200m FL (WR); 1 Final, 200m IM (WR); 1 Final, 400m IM (WR); 1 Final, 400m FR-R; 1 Final, 800m FR-R (WR)

2006Edit

US OPEN - 1 Final, 100m FR; 1 Final, 200m FR; 1 Final, 200m FL; 1 Final, 200m IM; 2 Final, 400m IM PAN PAC - 2 Final, 200m BK; 1 Final, 200m FL (WR); 1 Final, 200m IM (WR); 1 Final, 400m IM; 1 Final, 400m FR-R (WR); 1 Final, 400m FR-R (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States / American Record); 1 Final, 800m FR-R SUM NATS - 1 Final, 200m FR; 2 Final, 200m BK; 1 Final, 100m FL; 1 Final, 200m FL; 1 Final, 200m IM; 1 Final, 400m IM

2005Edit

SUM NATS - 1 Final, 200m FR; 1 Final, 200m FL MoO DiP - 1 Final, 200m FL; 1 Final, 200m IM; 1 Final, 400m IM WORLD - 7 Final, 100m FR; 1 Final, 200m FR; 2 Final, 100m FL; 1 Final, 200m IM; 1 Final, 400m FR-R; 1 Final(pr), 400m MED-R WC TRIALS - 1 Final, 100m FR; 1 Final, 200m FR; 1 Final, 400m FR; 1 Final, 100m FL; 1 Final, 200m IM

2004Edit

OLY - 3 Final, 200m FR (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States / American Record); 1 Final, 200m FL (OR); 1 Final, 200m IM (OR); 1 Final, 400m IM (WR); 3 Final, 400m FR-R; 1 Final, 800m FR-R (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States / American Record); 1 Final(pr), 400m MED-R OLY TRIALS - 1 Final, 200m FR; 2 Final, 200m BK; 2 Final, 100m FL; 1 Final, 200m FL (USO); 1 Final, 200m IM; 1 Final, 400m IM (WR) SPG NATS - 1 Final, 100m FR (NAG (17-18)); 1 Final, 200m FR; 1 Final, 200m BK; 1 Final, 100m FL; 1 Final, 200m IM

2003Edit

SUM NATS - 1 Final, 100m FR; 1 Final, 200m FR (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States / American Record); 1 Final, 400m FR (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States / American Record); 1 Final, 200m BK; 1 Final, 200m IM (WR) WORLD - 1 Semi, 100m FL; 2 Final, 100m FL; 1 Final, 200m FL; 1 Semi, 200m FL; 1 Semi, 200m IM; 1 Final, 200m IM; 1 Final, 400m IM (NAG (17-18)); 2 Final, 800m FR-R MoO DiP - 1 Final, 100m FL; 1 Final, 200m FL; 1 Final, 400m IM SPG NATS - 1 Final, 200m FR; 1 Final, 200m BK; 1 Final, 100m FL

2002Edit

SUM NATS - 3 Final, 200m FR; 1 Final, 100m FL; 1 Final, 200m FL; 1 Final, 200m IM; 1 Final, 400m IM

ImagesEdit

Endorsements Edit

Michael Phelps on Wheaties00:31

Michael Phelps on Wheaties

on Wheaties box in 2012.

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