Michael PHELPS

États-Unis d'Amérique USA

Natation

  • Médailles
    23 O
    3 A
    2 B
  • Participations
    5
  • Première participation
    Sydney 2000
  • Année de naissance
    1985
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Biographie

Michael PHELPS

Michael Phelps is arguably the greatest Olympian ever. Some might argue that Usain Bolt, Carl Lewis or Nadia Comaneci have a claim. But for sheer numbers of medals claimed, there is a clear, hands-down winner: Michael Phelps. Even given the fact that Phelps practices a sport in which extremely capable athlete can bag golds across different distances and strokes, his feats still blow away those of any other sportsperson.

Phelps has 28 medals in total: his 23 gold medals are more than double the count of his nearest rivals, and its not as if other swimmers have accrued silly numbers of medals, either.  Apart from Spitz, Matt Biondi (USA, eight golds) and Jenny Thompson (USA, eight golds), no other swimmer worldwide has managed more than six gold medals in total. 23 is astonishing.

Phelps was born in Baltimore on June 30, 1985, and got serious with the sport after joining the North Baltimore Aquatic Club. He was raised by mother Deborah, alongside his sisters Hilary and Whitney, after his parents divorced.

A prodigy at his sport, he went to Sydney 2000 aged just 15 –the youngest man in the USA team for an Olympic  Games in 68 years). He came close to the podium only in the 200m butterfly, where he finished fifth. From then on, he would dominate the next four Games, finishing the most decorated athlete at every one. In Athens he won six gold medals and two bronzes, falling just short of Mark Spitz’s world record (seven golds at Munich 1972).

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Rio 2016

A
100 metres Butterfly
100 metres Butterfly Swimming
O
200 metres Butterfly
200 metres Butterfly Swimming
O
200 metres Individual Medley
200 metres Individual Medley Swimming
O
4 x 100 metres Freestyle Relay
4 x 100 metres Freestyle Relay Swimming
O
4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay
4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay Swimming
O
4 x 100 metres Medley Relay
4 x 100 metres Medley Relay Swimming
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Londres 2012

#4
400 metres Individual Medley
400 metres Individual Medley Swimming
A
4 x 100 metres Freestyle Relay
4 x 100 metres Freestyle Relay Swimming
A
200 metres Butterfly
200 metres Butterfly Swimming
O
4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay
4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay Swimming
O
200 metres Individual Medley
200 metres Individual Medley Swimming
O
100 metres Butterfly
100 metres Butterfly Swimming
O
4 x 100 metres Medley Relay
4 x 100 metres Medley Relay Swimming
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Beijing 2008

O
200 metres Freestyle
200 metres Freestyle Swimming
O
100 metres Butterfly
100 metres Butterfly Swimming
O
200 metres Butterfly
200 metres Butterfly Swimming
O
200 metres Individual Medley
200 metres Individual Medley Swimming
O
400 metres Individual Medley
400 metres Individual Medley Swimming
O
4 x 100 metres Freestyle Relay
4 x 100 metres Freestyle Relay Swimming
O
4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay
4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay Swimming
O
4 x 100 metres Medley Relay
4 x 100 metres Medley Relay Swimming
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Athènes 2004

B
200 metres Freestyle
200 metres Freestyle Swimming
O
100 metres Butterfly
100 metres Butterfly Swimming
O
200 metres Butterfly
200 metres Butterfly Swimming
O
200 metres Individual Medley
200 metres Individual Medley Swimming
O
400 metres Individual Medley
400 metres Individual Medley Swimming
B
4 x 100 metres Freestyle Relay
4 x 100 metres Freestyle Relay Swimming
O
4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay
4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay Swimming
O
4 x 100 metres Medley Relay
4 x 100 metres Medley Relay Swimming
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Sydney 2000

#5
200 metres Butterfly
200 metres Butterfly Swimming