Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps

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Michael Phelps is a former American Olympian swimmer. Michael Phelps set a record by winning 8 gold medals in 2008. In the 2016 Summer Olympics, he won 5 gold medals and a silver.

Early Life

On June 30, 1985, Michael Fred Phelps was born in Baltimore, Maryland. Later, he was raised in the Rodgers Forge neighborhood of nearby Towson. As of, Michael is 36 years old and his sun sign is Cancer. According to the nationality, Fred is an American and belongs to mixed ethnicity. He was born to his father Michael Fred Phelps and his mother Debbie Phelps. Moreover, Michael’s father is a retired Maryland State Tropper.

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Caption: Michael Phelpsin his childhood photo. Source(Instagram)

And, his mother is a middle school principal. When he was 9 years, his parents divorce. And, his father remarried in 2003. In 2003, Michael graduated from Towson High School. Michael was influenced by his sister and began swimming at age 7. He was a national record holder at the age of 10. Later, he began training at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club. Similarly, later Michael attended the University of Michigan.

Career

Michael Phelps holds records from his childhood. Further, in his career, he has broken a number of records. Michael has been an extremely dedicated and hard-working swimmer. He set a world record which he did at the 200-meter butterfly event. Thus, he was the youngest one to set a record. Therefore, he was 15 years and 9 months at that time. Phelps won his first international medal, at Fukuoka, Japan. Later, he continued to break the records. He did 400m and 200m individual medley. And, the 100-meter butterfly. At the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, he became a superhero and won 8 medals.

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Caption: Michael Phelps while receiving the trophy. Source(Instagram)

At the 2006 Pan Pacific Championship in Victoria, he st more records. And, also in the 2007 World Championship in Melbourne. Later, in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, he won medals in different races. Like in 100m medleys, 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle, 200 individual medley, and more. Additionally, world records were set in each of these events. In 2012, he beat the record of Larisa and reached 22 medals. And, he won 4 medals at the London Olympic Games. Similarly, after the London Olympics, he announced he was retiring from his career.

More about career

But, he competed at the Meas Grand Prix. And, also at the Pan Pacific Championship. In the competition, he won 3 gold and 2 silver medals. In the 2016 Rio Olympics, Michael won several medals. Michael was successful to make history again on August 9, 2016. Ryan told the media that he would come back for the 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo. But, he confirmed to reporters that he was retiring.

He is known for winning 28 Olympic medals at 5 Olympic Games. And, also 23 Olympic gold medals and 13 individual golds. Michael has made and broken the records. He has enclosed 2 books, Beneath the Surface: My Story, 2008. Moreover, in 2009,  No Limits: The Will to Succeed. Also, he is the co-founder of the organization Swim with the Stars.

Net worth

Michael Phelps has participated in a number of Olympics. And, Michael has been able to break the records. Undoubtedly, Phelps is earning a huge amount of money. The estimated net worth of Michael Phelps is $55 million US dollars. Michael Phelps is living a lavish and luxurious life with his family.

Personal Life

Michael Phelps has been in on an off relationship with Nicole Johnson. She is 2010 Miss California USA and a model. Michael and Nicole were blessed with a baby boy on May 5, 2016. Later, they named the baby Boomer Robert Phelps. On June 13, 2016, the couple privately married in a ceremony.

The marriage was held in Paradise Vally, Arizona. Later, the marriage was revealed after TMZ broke in October 2016. Later, they were blessed with Maverick Nicolas Phelps and Beckett Richard Phelps.

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Caption: Michael Phelps with his wife and children. Source(Instagram)

Rumors and controversies

Thus, Michael Phelps was charged with driving under the influence. Therefore, he was fined and has to face legal action and probation. There were rumors that he would be seen in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Body Measurements and Social Media

Michael Phelps is good-looking and handsome. Michael stands 6 feet 4 inches tall (193cm/ 1.93m). And, Michael Phelps weighs around 88kg (194 lbs). Additionally, Phelps’s body measurement is 46-34-16 inches respectively. Michael has brown hair color and hazel eye color.

Michael Phelps is active on different social media accounts. In an Instagram account, he has 3.4 million followers. And, in his Facebook account, he has 7.9 million followers. In December 2010, he joined Twitter and has 1.9 million followers.