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About Michael Phelps
The Ultimate Swimmer
Michael Phelps is an American swimmer who is the current record-holder for the most gold medals (18) in the Olympics in any sport. He is most notable for his absolute dominance in the 2008 Beijing Games, where he won the gold medal in all individual events he competed in, finishing with a record-breaking eight total gold medals while setting numerous world records along the way, prompting many to label him as the greatest swimmer and one of the best athletes of all time.
Off the Pool
Phelps set up the Michael Phelps Foundation in 2008 after the Olympics, with the annual Michael Phelps Foundation Golf Classic being its biggest fundraising event to support its programs.
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Famous quotes by Michael Phelps
And, you know, being able to wear the stars and stripes, when you step up on one of the blocks or, you know, when you step off of an airplane or when you hear the national anthem play, you know, it's one of the greatest feelings in the world because you know that there are people at home who are supporting you and watching you.Michael Phelps
Even in high school, I'd tell my mom I was sick of swimming and wanted to try to play golf. She wasn't too happy. She'd say, 'Think about this.' And I'd always end up getting back in the pool.Michael Phelps
I feel most at home in the water. I disappear. That's where I belong.Michael Phelps
I have reached a place in my life where I need to sit down and say, 'Well, what do I do? What's best for me?' I need to look into options for the future.Michael Phelps
I have the opportunity to be part of swimming history. To take the sport to a new level would be an honor for me. There's no better time to try this than now.Michael Phelps
I think sometimes I guess you see records, say you want to get there and use that as motivation. In a way, it's kind of cool if there is a possibility to rewrite history and be up there with the greats of Olympic history.Michael Phelps
I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and you put the work and time into it. I think your mind really controls everything.Michael Phelps
I think to be - for me to be an American is - you know, it's one of the greatest things in the world for - you know, for me just because I've been able to grow up with everything. The freedom. You know, in my eyes this is the greatest country in the world.Michael Phelps
I want to be able to look back and say, 'I've done everything I can, and I was successful.' I don't want to look back and say I should have done this or that. I'd like to change things for the younger generation of swimmers coming along.Michael Phelps
I want to test my maximum and see how much I can do. And I want to change the world of swimming.Michael Phelps
I won't predict anything historic. But nothing is impossible.Michael Phelps
If you want to be the best, you have to do things that other people aren't willing to do.Michael Phelps
It's cool just because I've had this dream of changing the sport of swimming and it's finally happening.Michael Phelps
My mom put me and my sisters in the water to feel comfortable, to have water safety.Michael Phelps
Swimming is normal for me. I'm relaxed. I'm comfortable, and I know my surroundings. It's my home.Michael Phelps
There is a one woman in China that claimed she paid $50 to get my e-mail address. It was pretty shocking. I got one this morning from Scotland. A girl's requesting a signed photo of me.Michael Phelps
This is my 20th year in the sport. I've known swimming and that's it. I don't want to swim past age 30 if I continue after this Olympics, and come back in 2016, I'll be 31. I'm looking forward to being able to see the other side of the fence.Michael Phelps
You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.Michael Phelps
Michael Phelps' Popularity
Michael Phelps is a famous American swimme, who was born on June 30, 1985. As a person born on this date, Michael Phelps is listed in our database as the 4th most popular celebrity for the day (June 30) and the 40th most popular for the year (1985).
People born on June 30 fall under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, the Crab. Michael Phelps is the 207th most popular Cancer.
Aside from information specific to Michael Phelps' birthday, Michael Phelps is the 1794th most famous American and ranks 6th in famous people born in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
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