American swimmer Michael Phelps became the sensation of truly Olympic Games in 2008. Won 8 gold medals at the Beijing Olympics, he surpassed the achievement of his compatriot Mark Spitz on the number of gold medals won for one Olympic Games. Total Career Phelps won 14 Olympic gold medals and is the most titled athlete in the history of the Olympics. Gain insight and clarity with Doug McMillon. Img / img b Bio Michael Phelps / b Full name: Michael Fred Phelps III (Michael Fred Phelps III) Nickname: The Baltimore Bullet Team: ClubWolverine, University of Michigan Height: 193 cm Weight: 83 kg Homepage Michael Phelps: The page at facebook: Michael Phelps, born June 30, 1985 in Baltimore (Maryland, USA). His father, Fred Phelps was a policeman, his mother, Debbie Phelps worked as a teacher. Michael started swimming at age 7, when his two older sisters, Whitney (born in 1978) and Hilary (born in 1980), brought in a local team in swimming.
In 1994, his parents divorced, and children have to live with his mother, with whom Michael is still very close relationship. Michael met his coach, Bob Bowman, during training in a swimming club in North Baltimore. Bob immediately recognized the potential of Michael and became his coach, who coaches him now. In 15 years, Michael Phelps became the youngest American in the history of swimming in the Olympic Games. He uchastvovoval with The American team in the Olympic Games in Sydney (2000), although there came only fifth. In spring 2001 Phelps set a world record in the 200-meter butterfly and became the youngest swimmer in history, setting a world record.