10 Interesting Facts about Michael Phelps

Post On: October 28, 2020
By: Andi

We want to present to you the 10 amazing facts about Michael Phelps. Michael Fred Phelps II was born on June 30, 1985. He is an American former competitive swimmer and the most successful and most decorated olympian of all time, with a total of 28 medals. Amazingly, Phelps also holds the all-time records for Olympic gold medals (23), Olympic gold medals in individual events (13), and Olympic medals in individual event (16).

Facts about Michael Phelps 1: The Early Life of Michael Phelps

Phelps was born in June 30, 1985 in Baltimore, Maryland, and grew up in the Rodgers Forge neighborhood of nearby Towson. Phelps attended Rodgers Forge Elementary, Dumbarton Middle School, and Towson High School. His mother, Deborah Sue, is a middle school principal. His father, Michael Fred Phelps is a retired Maryland State Trooper who played  football in high school and college and tried out for the Washington redskins in the 1970s.

Facts about Michael Phelps 2: The Interesting in Swimming

At the age of seven, Phelps began interesting in swimming. It because of the influence of his sisters. He stated that ” My sister and myself fell in love with the sport and we decided to swim.

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Facts about Michael Phelps 3: The Early Career of Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) when he was in the sixth grade. Interestingly, at the age of 10, he held a national record for his age group  and began to train at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club under coach Bob Bowman.

Facts about Michael Phelps 4: Michael Phelps’s Career in 2000

Interestingly, at the age 15, Phelps became the youngest male in the 2000 Summer Olympics. At this time, he did not win a medal, he did make the finals and finished fifth in the 200-meter butterfly.

Facts about Michael Phelps 5: Michael Phelps’s Career in 2001

Amazingly, in the 2001 World Aquatics Championships, on March 30, Phelps broke the world record in the 200-meter butterfly style.

Facts about Michael Phelps 6: Michael Phelps’s Career in 2002

At the 2002 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Yokohama, Japan, Phelps won three gold medals and two silvers. In his first event, the 400-meter individual medley, Phelps won gold ahead of Erik Vendt with a time of 4:12.48.

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Facts about Michael Phelps 7: Michael Phelps’s Career in 2003

At the 2003 Duel in the pool, a meet that pits swimming stars from Australia and the United States, Phelps broke the world record in the 400-meter individual medley with a time of 4:10.73 and almost broke the world record in the 100-meter butterfly, just missing the record by 0.03 seconds.

Facts about Michael Phelps 8: Michael Phelps’s Career in 2004 Summer Olympics

Phelps competed in six events at the 2004 U.S Olympic Team Trials. The 200- and 400-meter individual medley, the 100- and 200-meter butterfly, the 200-meter freestyle, and the 200-meter backstroke. In his first event, Phelps easily won with a world record time of 4:08.41. Two days later, Phelps won in the 200-meter butterfly. After two days of, Phelps was back in the pool and finished second to Aaron Peirsol in the 200-meter backstroke.

Facts about Michael Phelps 9: Michael Phelps’s Career in 2004

Phelps’s won his first Olympic gold medal in the world record in his first event.

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Facts about Michael Phelps 10: 2005 World Championship

In 2005, Phelps won the 400-meter freestyle, the 200-meter freestyle, the 100-meter freestyle, the 100-meter freestyle and the 200-meter individual medley at the trials.

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