Michael Phelps, Who is an American retired competitive swimmer and known as Flying Fish born on 30 June 1985, In Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
He is the son of Michael Fred Phelps and his wife Deborah Sue ‘Debbie’. His father is retired Maryland State Trooper. His mother is Middle School Principal. He has two elder sisters, Hilary and Whitney. His parents were divorced when Phelps was nine years old.
Michael was involved in many romantic relationships. He called a “solitary man”. He secretly married to former Miss California USA, Nicole Johnson on 13 June 2016. The couple has one son Boomer Robert Phelps.
He attended the Elementary school Dumbarton Middle School and completed high school education from Towson High School.
He beginning swimming at the age of seven. He made the National record at the age of ten in his age group. At the age of 15, He had qualified for 2000 Summer Olympics. On 30 March, At the World Championship Trials for the 2001 World Aquatics Championships, Phelps had broken the world record in the 200-meter butterfly to become, at 15 years and 9 months and became the youngest male ever to set a swimming world record. In the year 2002 witnessed Phelps had participation in the Pan Pacific Championship. While at the selection process, He had broken numerous world records, at the main event, Phelps received the three gold medals and two silver medals. At the 2004 Olympics, Phelps won six gold and two bronze medals in his kitty and became the second-best performer even at the single Olympics. Phelps had performed brilliantly in the trials of the 2008 Olympics, Qualifying for eight events almost effortlessly. The events are that Phelps had participated in various competitions including 400-meter individual medley, 4 x 100-meter freestyle relay, 200-meter freestyle, Also participated in the 200-meter butterfly, 4 x 200-meter freestyle relay, 100-meter butterfly, and 4×100-meter medley relay. In 2016, At Rio Olympic, he won the five Gold Medals and one Silver Medal. He had total 23 Gold Medals.
- At the age 15, He became the youngest swimmer on U.S Olympic team.
- He had diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder when he was in 6th grade.
- At the age 10, He held the National record in his age group.
- He was inspired by his sister to join swimming.
- When he participated in 2000 summer Olympic, He became the youngest swimmer from the USA.
- He had 39 World Records in his name.
- In November 2009 at the age of 19, He was arrested in Salisbury for driving under the influence of alcohol and had been fined $250 and has also been sentenced to serve 18 months probation.
- In September 2014, He was again arrested on charges of driving under the influence alcohol and as a result, he had been suspended from all Competitions by the USA Swimming.
Awards and Achievements:
- In 2003, He won the James E. Sullivan award.
- In 2005, He received the Best U.S male Olympian ESPY.
- In 2008, He received the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the year award.
- In 2008, He received the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year award.
- In 2009, He received the best Record-Breaking Performance ESPY award.
- In 2009, He received the Best Milliyet award.
What can we learn from him??
Like Michael Phelps, Do not afraid to announce your goals publicly. Always work with your strength and weakness.