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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.

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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  • Like old days: Lochte, Phelps 1-2 in 200 IM at nationals

    Like old days: Lochte, Phelps 1-2 in 200 IM at nationals
    IRVINE, Calif. — Like all the elite swimmers at this U.S. Championships, Winnetka's Conor Dwyer faced a dilemma because of the unusual selection process to which results from this meet contribute. The top two finishers in nearly all events at...
  • Lochte holds off Phelps in thrilling 200m individual medley duel

    (Reuters) - Ryan Lochte held off a fast-finishing Michael Phelps to win the 200 meters individual medley at the U.S. National Championships in Irvine, California on Sunday. Trailing by almost a second and a half at one point, Phelps displayed his...
  • Lochte v Phelps wows crowd, Ledecky skips 1,500

    (Reuters) - A thrilling battle between Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte highlighted the final day of the U.S. National Championships on Sunday, though fans were denied the chance to see if Katie Ledecky could deliver another world record-breaking...
  • After sixth-place finish in 100 backstroke, disappointed Michael Phelps vents: 'I hate this'

    After sixth-place finish in 100 backstroke, disappointed Michael Phelps vents: 'I hate this'
    IRVINE, Calif. — As he moves forward with his comeback, Michael Phelps can't always measure his progress the way he used to: in victories. Take the unusual position he found himself in Saturday at the Phillips 66 National Championships. The...
  • Conor Dwyer gets up to speed

    Conor Dwyer gets up to speed
    IRVINE, Calif. – Like all the elite swimmers at this U.S. Championships, Winnetka’s Conor Dwyer faced a dilemma because of the unusual selection process to which results from this meet contribute. Top two finishers at nationals – and...
  • 'Old man' Phelps pokes fun at his mediocre swimming

    'Old man' Phelps pokes fun at his mediocre swimming
    IRVINE, Calif. - When he added a sixth in Saturday's 100-meter backstroke to his seventh in the 100 freestyle and second in the 100 butterfly, the greatest swimmer in history summed up his U.S. Championships with some acerbic but lighthearted self-...
  • Michael Phelps still pressing for his A game

     Michael Phelps still pressing for his A game
    IRVINE, Calif. — Even after Michael Phelps swam this season's world-leading time in the Friday morning heats of the 100-meter butterfly at the U.S. championships, his coach still was concerned about Phelps' ability to swim two strong races in a day....
  • Katie Ledecky sets world record in 400 freestyle

     Katie Ledecky sets world record in 400 freestyle
    IRVINE, Calif. — She ripped off her outer swim cap and threw it into the pool, raised one fist and then the other and pounded the water with both. It was a rare unfettered display of emotion from Katie Ledecky. It also was perfectly befitting...
  • Swimmers Natalie Coughlin, Simone Manuel: It's the same but different

    Swimmers Natalie Coughlin, Simone Manuel: It's the same but different
    Earlier this week, swimmer Missy Franklin compared the U.S. National Championships to a hypothetical event in which LeBron James is playing games with a bunch of high school players. Olympians like Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte and Katie Ledecky compete...
  • "Pure backstroker" Grevers hopes to hold off Phelps

    IRVINE, Calif. -- Matt Grevers was “pleasantly surprised” by his time in Saturday morning’s heats of the 100-meter backstroke at the U.S. Championships. No wonder. His clocking of 53.11 seconds not only was fastest in the field by...
  • Go Away With ... Bob Bowman

    Go Away With ... Bob Bowman
    Bob Bowman is the coach of the most famous swimmer in the world: Michael Phelps. While he won't confirm if Phelps will compete in the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, he says the two enjoy competition of another kind: horseracing. "Michael and I own some horses...