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Michael Phelps

An American Former Swimmer

Michael Phelps
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Michael Phelps is an American former ambitious swimmer. Phelps is one of the most thriving Olympians of all time who holds a total of 28 medals.

About

Michael is an American swimmer who has held the record for the most Olympics medals won by any athlete.

And Phelps competed in his first Olympics at the age of 15, as part of the U.S. men’s swim team.

He is the first American male swimmer to own a spot on five Olympic teams. Although, he also made history by winning gold in Olympic swimming history at the age of 28.

Early Life And Family

Phelps celebrates his birthday on the 30th of June 1985, in Baltimore, Maryland. Michael was born to his father Fred Phelps and mother Debbie Phelps.

He completed his studies at Dumbarton Middle School and Towson High School. Michael is the youngest among three children.

Debbie Phelps is a middle school principal, and Michael Fred Phelps is a retired Maryland State Trooper are his father and mother. At the very young age of 9, their parents got separated. However, his father remarried in 2000.

Later on, Phelps revealed that the divorce had a severe negative impact on him and his siblings. Likewise, his relationship with his father was distant for a few years after the divorce.

Earlier, Phelps seemed interested in swimming at the age of 7, partly because of the influence of his sisters. By the age of 10, he held a national record (in the 100-meter butterfly)and began to train at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club.

More age group records followed, and as of August 21, 2018, Phelps still held 11 age group records, eight in long courses, and three in short courses.

University of Michigan

Michael Phelps accompanied his coach ( Bowman) to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Bob Bowman used to lead the swim team of Wolverine.

He (Bowman) used to make them study sports retailing and management. Meanwhile, Michael carried on achieving world records at the 2006 Pan Pacific Championships.

He also won the 2007 World Championships in Melbourne, Australia.

Career And Records

Phelps also holds the records for Olympic gold medals 23 times, and Olympic gold medals in individual events 13 times.

Likewise, he also holds records for Olympic medals in individual events for 16th times. In the 2008 Beijing Games, he broke fellow American swimmer Mark Splitz’s 1972 record of seven first-place finishes at any single Olympic Games by winning 8 golds.

In 2004, Summer Olympics, Phelps already tied the record of 8 medals of any color in a single Game by winning 6 gold and 2 bronze medals.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Phelps won 4 gold and 2 silver medals, and at the 2016 Summer Olympics, he won 5 gold medals and a silver.

As a result, this made him the most successful athlete in the Games for the fourth Olympics in a row.

Wife And Children

Michael met at the ESPYS in 2007. Nicole Johnson (wife of Michael Phelps) was allocated “A swimmer” as a production attendant, which turned out to be none other than Michael.

Nicole and Michael got married two times!

Michael Phelps and his family
Michael Phelps and his family. Source: Google

Yes, the pair got married for the first time in their backyard in Arizona on June 13, 2016. It was a confidential ceremony, and not many people were present.

The wedding was assisted just before the Olympics to make traveling easy. No one other than their family knew about the wedding.

On October 29, 2016, the pair again got married. It has been 15 years since they are together. Michael Phelps has three kids with Nicole Johnson and all of them are boys.

Their first child was born on May 6, 2016. his name was kept Boomer Robert Phelps, to honor his coach Bob Bowman and his grandmother, Roberta.

Their second son was born on February 12, 2018, and named Beckett Richard Phelps.

Likewise, Their third child was born on September 9, 2019, and named Maverick Nicolas Phelps.

Age and Body Measurement

Michael is 37 years old. Phelps stands at a tall height of 6 feet, 4 inches (193 cm), and has a height of 87 kg (194lb).

He has an immensely large wingspan and a thorax with measurements that are more common in a man whose height is 6 feet 8 inches tall.

Net Worth

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Social Media

Michael is pretty active on social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram. He has 1.9 million followers on Twitter whereas 3.4 million on Instagram.

Quick Facts

  • Full Name: Michael Fred Phelps
  • Date of birth: June 30, 1985
  • Nicknames: “Flying Fish”, “The Baltimore Bullet”
  • Age: 37 years old.
  • Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
  • Father’s Name: Fred Phelps
  • Mother’s Name: Debbie Phelps
  • Height: 6 ft 4 inches (193cm)
  • Weight: 87 kg (194 lb)
  • Profession: Swimmer
  • Strokes: Butterfly, individual medley, freestyle, backstroke
  • Club: North Baltimore Aquatic Club
  • Coach: Bob Bowman
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Wife: Nicole Johnson
  • Children: Beckett Richard Phelps, Boomer Robert Phelps, Maverick Nicolas Phelps
  • Siblings: two sisters (Whitney and Hilary)
  • Net Worth: $65 mіllіоn
  • Social Media Handles: Twitter, Instagram

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