Olympic is one of the most prestigious game event. To secure even one Olympic is a matter of pride for sports men. Imagine how a athlete would feel , if he/ she have the highest number of Olympic medal. Michael Phelps have the privilege of knowing this feeling, with 28 medals in total.
Michael Fred Phelps born on 30th June 1985 is a former competitive swimmer of America. He holds the maximum number of medals in the history of Olympic games. In Beijing Games he won eight gold medals breaking Mark Spitz’s 1972 record of seven first place finishes at any single Olympic games. At 2004 summer Athens Olympics he won 8 medals — 6 gold and 2 bronze. At 2012 summer Olympics in London , Phelps won four gold medal and 2 silver and at Rio De Janeiro he won 5 gold medals and 1 silver. This made him the most successful athletes of the Games for fourth Olympics in row.
Phelps announced retirement after 2012 Olympics but made a come back in April 2014. In 2016 Olympics he was selected as flag bearer of United States. He announced his second retirement on August 2016 and has never participated ever since then. He is regarded as the greatest swimmer as well as athlete of the time.
Phelps began swimming at the age of 7 because of influence of his sister and to provide him outlet for his energy. He liked swimming since then. Following his retirement in 2016 , he said,”The only reason I got in the water was my mom wanted me to just learn how to swim . My sister and myself fell in love with the sport, and we decided to swim”.