Biography and Career history of Michael Phelps
The full name of Michael Phelps is Michael Fred Phelps who was born in the year 1985 June 30 at Baltimore, Maryland America. Phelps is one of the best swimmer in the world. Phelps won 18 gold medals in Olympic games. Beijing Olympics was his best one where he won 8 gold medals in that Olympics. In 2004 Athens Olympics Phelps grabbed six gold medals and two bronze.
With his amazing performance in International swimming, Michael Phelps awarded World Swimmer of the Year in 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 Award six times and also won American Swimmer of the Year Award 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 eight times. Michael Phelps won sixty six medals in his swimming career out of which he won 44 gold medals, 9 silver medals and 3 Bronze medals.
His best performance in 2008 Olympics lead him to get Sportsman of the year by Sports Illustrated magazine. Michael Phelps Started a swimming foundation in 2008 to promote and develop the talents for swimmers. In 2002 Pan Pacific Championships Michael Phelps grabbed three gold medals and two silver medals.
Michael Phelps World record breaking performance was shown in 2003 World Aquatics Championships where he broke 5 world records and won 4 gold medals and two silver medals. 2005 was also best year for Michael Phelps where he won 5 gold medal and 1 silver medal. in 2006 Pan Pacific Championships Phelps again shows his talents by winning 5 gold medal and 1 silver medal.
His brilliant performance continued in the year 2007 where he broke again five world records and won 7 Gold medals in 2007 World Championships. In Beijing Olympics 2008 Michael Phelps won total 8 gold medals in 100 m butterfly, 200 m butterfly, 200 m freestyle, 200 m individual medley, 400 m individual medley, 4×100 m freestyle relay, 4×200 m freestyle relay, 4×100 m medley relay.
Awards won by Michael Phelps
World Swimmer of the Year Award: Michael Phelps won six times in 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009
American Swimmer of the Year Award: He has been awarded eight times in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009
Golden Goggle Male Performance of the Year: Phelps won four times in 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2008
Golden Goggle Relay Performance of the Year: He got this award in three years - 2006, 2007 and 2008
Golden Goggle Male Athlete of the Year: Three times in 2004, 2007 and 2008
USOC SportsMan of the Year Award: In 2004 and 2008
James E. Sullivan Award: In 2003
Laureus World Sports Sportsman of the Year Award : Phelps won four times in 2004, 2005, 2008 and 2009
Sports Illustrated Sportsmen of the Year: In 2008
Profile of Michael Phelps
Full name: Michael Fred Phelps
Nick name: The Baltimore Bullet
Michael Phelps Birth date: 30/06/1985
Michael Phelps Birth place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Main events: Backstroke, butterfly, freestyle, individual medley
Michael Phelps Club name: North Baltimore Aquatic Club
Total medals won by Michael Phelps
Gold medals won: 14 times
Bronze medals won: 2 times
Gold medals won: 26 times
Silver medals won: 6 times
Bronze medal Won: 1 time
Pan Pacific Championships
Gold medals won: 3 times
Silver medals won: 2 times