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American Swimmer


Won 14 career Olympic gold medals, the most by any Olympian. As of 2008, Phelps holds seven world records in swimming. Phelps holds the record for the most gold medals at a single Olympics, his eight at the 2008 Beijing Games surpassing American swimmer Mark Spitz's seven gold performance at Munich in 1972. Overall, Phelps has won 16 Olympic medals: six gold and two bronze at Athens in 2004, and eight gold at Beijing in 2008.

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Date of BirthJune 30, 1985
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 I really wanted to break 50 seconds but that is something to shoot for, Ian Crocker texted me after prelims. He wished me all the luck. That really meant a lot to me as a competitor and as a friend. 
— Michael Phelps after breaking the 100m butterfly world record, clocking 50.22. / July 10, 2009
 I'm very pleased. This is an excellent start. The training is going extremely well. 
— Michael Phelps on winning the finals of the Charlotte UltraSwim / May 16, 2009
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 I'm definitely ahead of the schedule where I thought I was going to be at. I'm really happy.I was excited to race and I kept that drive and passion. 
— Michael Phelps on winning the Charlotte UltraSwim and preparing for the 2012 London Olympics. / May 16, 2009
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 I don't even know how to swim a 50, I don't know what to do 
— Michael Phelps joking that he forgot swimming 50 meters during the 3 month ban / May 2009
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 The stroke felt fine. I've got a lot to learn 
— Michael Phelps competing after the 3-month ban, says has to improve skills / May 2009