Michael Phelps winning Olympic medals in swimming sports finally retire


If there is a question of who is most successful swimmer in the world today, perhaps the name of Michael Phelps to be the answer.

Phelps's success is evidenced by winning the 18 Olympic gold medals during his career in swimming, but his age was 27 years. But his success in the swimming sport does not make Phelps getting thirsty title, Phelps decided to reverse early retirement from the sport that has made his name.

Michael Phelps said his reason for retiring from swimming in his youth because he felt it was getting all he wanted, and Phelps hope his legacy in the world not only swimming medal, but also the spirit to face competition in the outdoor arena.

27-year-old swimmer's career from the United States begins at the Sydney Olympics (2000) in which Michael Phelps became a member of the U.S. national team pool with the youngest aged 15 years.

He competed in the 200m butterfly and the son was in fifth position. At the Athens Olympics, 2004 Baltimore-born swimmer, June 30, 1985 was scooped six gold medals and two bronze medals.

He became the second best swimmer in a single game, after the legendary swimmer Mark Spitz, who won seven gold at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

Beijing Olympics 2008 to be the most successful year for Michael Phelps. At that time her 23-year-old became the first athlete to win eight golds in a single game, beating the record of achievement of seven gold medals Mark Spitz, and broke the record with the most gold medals that has been achieved with a total of 14 medals.

London 2012 Olympics to be the last Olympic Games Michael Phelps followed with that has been achieved gold medals and a silver medal.

In the last Olympics that Phelps won the silver medal in the 4 × 100 meter freestyle relay and 200 meter butterfly.

Michael Phelps is now out as a world record holder with the most Olympic medals, the 22 medals (18 gold, two silver and two bronze).

Over the past 48 years, the world record was held by Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina origin who won 18 medals.


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