Michael Phelps- Most Successful Athlete in the Olympic History

After winning 19th medal, US swimming machine Michael Phelps became the most successful athlete in the Olympic history.

  • imageClinched gold in 4×200 metre freestyle relay.
  • 4th Olympic appearance for Phelps
  • Total medal tally: 15 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze
  • Surpassed the record of Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina who won 18 medal b/w 1956 and 1964.
  • Won World Swimmer of the Year Award 6 times
  • Won maximum number of gold medals (8) won in a single Olympics during 2008 Beijing Games. He thus outshined Mark Spitz’s of America who clinched 7 gold record at Munich in 1972).



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  • samueldennyoddepogu

    Outstanding performance!! Really he is a swimming machine. Congrats PHELPS