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Michael Phelps

Michael Fred Phelps (born June 30, 1985) is an American international swimmer who has, overall, won 16 Olympic medals—six gold and two bronze at Athens in 2004, and eight gold at Beijing in 2008, winning more medals than any other athlete at both of these Olympic Games. He has twice equaled the record eight medals of any type at a single Olympics achieved by Soviet gymnast Alexander Dityatin at the 1980 Moscow Summer Games. His five gold medals in individual events tied the single Games record set by compatriot Eric Heiden in the 1980 Winter Olympics and equaled by Vitaly Scherbo at the 1992 Summer Games. Phelps holds the record for the most gold medals won in a single Olympics; his eight at the 2008 Beijing Games surpassed American swimmer Mark Spitz's seven-gold performance at Munich in 1972. Phelps' Olympic medal total is second only to the 18 Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina won over three Olympics, including nine gold. Phelps also holds the all-time record for most gold Olympic medals, at 14. Phelps's international titles and record breaking performances have earned him the World Swimmer of the Year Award six times and American Swimmer of the Year Award eight times. He has won a

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Bruce Jenner to Michael Phelps -- HANG UP THE SPEEDO ... 'Quit While You're Ahead'

Bruce Jenner to Mike Phelps:
HANG UP THE SPEEDO 'Quit While You're Ahead'

With rumors of a Michael Phelps comeback, there's one American who thinks MP should STAY OUT of the pool when the 2016 Olympics roll around -- Bruce Jenner. Phelps announced he "retired" from… READ MORE >

Michael Phelps -- 'Everyone Pees In the Pool'

Michael Phelps
'Everyone Pees In the Pool'

Michael Phelps is a pool pee-er ... but don't worry, the world's greatest athlete insists there's NOTHING wrong with draining your bladder during a swim. The Olympic legend was leaving Mastros in… READ MORE >

- 349 days ago
Michael Jordan & Michael Phelps -- Battle for Golf Supremacy

Michael Jordan & Michael Phelps
Battle for Golf Supremacy

They've each made a SOLID case to be considered the greatest athlete of all time ... and this weekend, Michael Jordan and Michael Phelps finally battled it out ... on the golf course. Mike and… READ MORE >

- 470 days ago
Michael Phelps & Mom -- CRYFEST at the Super Bowl

Michael Phelps
CRYFEST at the Super Bowl

How do we know Michael Phelps is secure in his manhood? 'Cause he cried in public at the Super Bowl ... WITH HIS MOM ... and TMZ has the pics. The greatest Olympian of all time -- who happens to… READ MORE >

- 532 days ago
Michael Phelps -- Back in the Dating Pool

Michael Phelps
Back in the Dating Pool

Michael Phelps is a 27-year-old, newly-single Olympic hero ... so it should be surprising to no one that he's flirting with hot chicks less than two weeks after his break up.As TMZ first reported,… READ MORE >

- 555 days ago
Michael Phelps -- Poppin' Bottles ... Like a '70s Porn Star

Michael Phelps
Poppin' Bottles Like a '70s Porn Star

Newly single Olympic legend Michael Phelps -- and his '70s porn stache -- showed off a different kind of pool skill at his hotel in the Bahamas on Thursday ... by poppin' bottles and throwing back… READ MORE >

- 557 days ago
Michael Phelps Breaks Up with Girlfriend Megan Rossee

Michael Phelps
Broke Up with This ...

Olympic legend Michael Phelps has broken up with girlfriend Megan Rossee ... TMZ has learned. Look at the photo above, then read that sentence again. According to our sources, Phelps felt the… READ MORE >

- 569 days ago
Michael Phelps -- Crowd Surfing Accident Inside Vegas Nightclub ... ON TAPE

Michael Phelps
Crowd Surfing Accident Inside Vegas Nightclub ... CAUGHT ON TAPE

Finally, Michael Phelps broke something that wasn't a world record -- HIS ASS -- taking a nasty spill while crowd surfing in a Vegas nightclub this week ... and TMZ has the footage!Phelps -- who's… READ MORE >

- 634 days ago
Michael Phelps -- All Smiles After Miraculous Golf Shot

Michael Phelps
All Smiles After Miraculous Golf Shot

Michael Phelps and his magical putter arrived at LAX yesterday -- along with a bunch of other relatively useless bags -- wrapping up his remarkable trip to Scotland.In case you missed it, the… READ MORE >

- 649 days ago
Michael Phelps -- Going Out in Style

Michael Phelps
Going Out in Style

Most people get a gift certificate and cake when they retire -- Michael Phelps spends the weekend in Las Vegas partying his face off. The greatest Olympian of all-time hit up Surrender Nightclub… READ MORE >

- 687 days ago

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