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Michael Phelps factfile

Factfile on US swimmer Michael Phelps, who Wednesday became the most successful Olympian of all time with his 10th career gold medal.

india Updated: Aug 13, 2008 08:38 IST

Factfile on US swimmer Michael Phelps, who Wednesday became the most successful Olympian of all time with his 10th career gold medal:


Michael Phelps


Nationality

: USA


Date of birth

: 30/06/1985


Place of birth

: Baltimore


Height

: 1.92 m


Weight

: 88 kg


Sport/discipline

: Swimming/freestyle, butterfly, individual medley


Contesting eight events at the 2008 Games


Honors

:


Olympic Games


200 m freestyle: 1st (2008), 3rd (2004)


100 m butterfly: 1st (2004)


200 m butterfly: 1st (2004, 2008)


200 m individual medley: 1st (2004)


400 m individual medley: 1st (2004, 2008)


4x100 m freestyle relay: 1st (2008), 3rd (2004)


4x100 m medley relay: 1st (2004) - (swam in heats)


4x200 m freestyle relay: 1st (2004)


World championships


200 m freestyle: 1st (2005, 2007)


100 m butterfly: 1st (2007), 2nd (2003, 2005)


200 m butterfly: 1st (2001, 2003, 2007)


200 m individual medley: 1st (2003, 2005, 2007)


400 m individual medley: 1st (2003, 2007)


4x100 m freestyle relay: 1st (2005, 2007)


4x200 m freestyle relay: 1st (2005, 2007), 2nd (2003)


Individual World records

(long course)


200 m freestyle: 1:42.96 (12/08/08)


200 m butterfly: 1 min 52 sec 03 (13/08/08)


200 m individual medley: 1 min 54 sec 80 (04/07/08)


400 m individual medley: 4 min 03 sec 84 (10/08/08)