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Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps
Michael Phelps is a world-champion swimmer who holds the record for most gold medals won in a single Olympic games. Phelps broke swimmer Mark Spitz's 36-year-old record during the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing by winning eight golds, besting Spitz by one medal.

Phelps had two very close calls on his way to history. In the 400-meter freestyle relay, Phelps' teammate Jason Lezak came from behind in the anchor leg to catch France's Alain Bernard and win by eight-hundredths of a second. In the 100-meter butterfly, Phelps outtouched Serbia's Milorad Cavic by 0.01 second after trailing for most of the race to win his seventh gold of the games. Seven of Phelps' eight gold medals were...
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Michael Phelps is a world-champion swimmer who holds the record for most gold medals won in a single Olympic games. Phelps broke swimmer Mark Spitz's 36-year-old record during the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing by winning eight golds, besting Spitz by one medal.

Phelps had two very close calls on his way to history. In the 400-meter freestyle relay, Phelps' teammate Jason Lezak came from behind in the anchor leg to catch France's Alain Bernard and win by eight-hundredths of a second. In the 100-meter butterfly, Phelps outtouched Serbia's Milorad Cavic by 0.01 second after trailing for most of the race to win his seventh gold of the games. Seven of Phelps' eight gold medals were won with world-record times.

Phelps has been cited more than once by police for driving under the influence of alcohol.
At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Phelps won six golds and two bronze medals. Between Athens and Beijing, Phelps lived in Ann Arbor, Mich., and trained with Club Wolverine and his long-time swimming coach Bob Bowman, who served as the University of Michigan men's swimming coach.

Phelps made his Olympics debut at the 2000 summer games in Sydney. He was just 15 at the time.

Phelps lives in Baltimore and trains at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club in Mount Washington, which he co-owns with Bowman as part of Aquatic Ventures LLC.

Phelps was raised in Rodgers Forge, near Baltimore, and is a graduate of Towson High School.
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  • Michael Phelps confirms he's aiming for 5th Olympics in Rio

    Michael Phelps is aiming to compete in a fifth Olympics next year in Rio, although the 18-time Olympic champion won't swim in the world championships this summer. Phelps confirmed his intention to make one last run at the Olympics on Wednesday. "You...
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    Today's front page, weather & traffic
    Good morning, Baltimore! Here's what you need to know for your Thursday. WEATHER It’ll be mostly sunny today with temperatures reaching a high of 67, and then dropping to a low of 48 overnight. Rain will move into the area after midnight and...
  • Munster's Wilson Beckman the Post-Tribune's Boys Swimmer of the Year

    Munster's Wilson Beckman the Post-Tribune's Boys Swimmer of the Year
    MUNSTER — An all-around wobbly preliminary performance and a failure to qualify for the championship heat in the 100-yard butterfly could have easily squashed the spirits of Munster senior Wilson Beckman. Instead, Beckman took a glass-half-full...
  • U.S. projected to win the most medals at 2016 Summer Olympics

    U.S. projected to win the most medals at 2016 Summer Olympics
    With 500 days remaining before the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics, the U.S. team appears poised to excel with swimmers Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky and gymnast Simone Biles leading the way, according to an international sports data-analysis firm....
  • Does punishment fit crime for Justin Gatlin, Michael Phelps?

    Does punishment fit crime for Justin Gatlin, Michael Phelps?
    In the novel "Crime and Punishment," Dostoyevsky wrote that intelligence was not enough to act sensibly. That seems clear from what British Olympic sprinter and Harvard alum Chris Lambert said last week about 2004 Olympic 100-meter champion Justin...
  • Assistant Tina Langley leaves Terps for top job at Rice

    Assistant Tina Langley leaves Terps for top job at Rice
    Tina Langley has resigned as associate head coach of the Maryland women's basketball team to accept the head coaching position at Rice. Langley was Brenda Frese's top assistant, helping the Terps reach the Final Four in each of the past two seasons....
  • Michael Phelps completes his USA Swimming suspension

    Michael Phelps completes his USA Swimming suspension
    Six months have passed since Michael Phelps was arrested for DUI and suspended by swimming officials. Now his penalty has ended and he is ready to swim again. Phelps will headline an Arena Pro Swim Series meet in Arizona later this month. He chose the...
  • Michael Phelps' swimming suspension lifted Monday

    Michael Phelps' swimming suspension lifted Monday
    Michael Phelps is clear to return to competitive swimming Monday after serving a six-month suspension from USA Swimming as punishment for his drunken driving arrest in September. The record-setting Olympian is expected to return to the pool in less than...
  • Michael Phelps projected to win two more gold medals at 2016 Olympics

    Michael Phelps projected to win two more gold medals at 2016 Olympics
    A projection system run 500 days before the start of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janiero has the world's most decorated Olympian, Michael Phelps, picking up two more gold medals in what would be his fifth trip to the Games. The projection system,...
  • Boys Swimmer of the Year: Grafton's Jonathan Spires | Daily Press Winter All-Stars

    Boys Swimmer of the Year: Grafton's Jonathan Spires | Daily Press Winter All-Stars
    Jonathan Spires remembers watching the 2008 Olympics on television, marveling as Michael Phelps stormed his way to eight of his record 18 career gold medals. Phelps' exploits made the young Spires, a kid just out of fourth grade, take notice. "That...
  • Under Armour signs Depay, rising Dutch soccer player

    Continuing its push into international soccer, Under Armour has signed 21-year-old Dutch player Memphis Depay, considered a rising star. A member of the Netherlands national team, Depay last summer became the  youngest-ever Dutch player to score a World...