Michael Phelps Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Diet, Family, Medals, Records, and more about the American former competitive swimmer.
Michael Phelps Biography
Michael Fred Phelps II was born on 30 June 1985 in Baltimore, Maryland. He is a former competitive swimmer from America. With a total of 28 medals, he is easily the most successful and most decorated Olympian of all time.
Nicknamed “The Baltimore Bullet”, Phelps won twenty-three Olympic gold medals which is an all-time record for gold medals won by an Olympian.
Phelps, who is of English, German, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh descent attended Rodgers Forge Elementary, Dumbarton Middle School, and Towson High School, from which he graduated in 2003.
As a child, Michael was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). He began swimming at the age of seven with the prompting and encouragement of his mother and sisters.
He volunteers as an assistant coach for Arizona State Sun Devils swim team.
Phelps set up the Michael Phelps Foundation with the $1 million Speedo bonus he got after the 2008 Olympics. His foundation focuses on growing the sport of swimming and promoting healthier lifestyles.
Michael Phelps Age
Michael is 36 years old.
Michael Phelps Height
Phelps is 6 feet 4 inches tall.
Michael Phelps Weight
Michael weighs 88 kilograms.
Michael Phelps Diet
In his prime Phelps is reported to have eaten 10,000 calories in a day.
Breakfast: three fried egg sandwiches, with cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, fried onions, and mayonnaise, followed by three chocolate-chip pancakes.
Lunch: half-kilogram of pasta, two large ham and cheese sandwiches on white bread smothered with mayonnaise, and a set of energy drinks.
Dinner: a pound of pasta with carbonara sauce, a large pizza, and energy drinks.
Michael Phelps Family
Phelps was born into a family of five including his parents and two older sisters; Whitney and Hilary Phelps.
He now has his own family of five: himself, his wife Nicole Johnson, and children; Boomer Robert Phelps, Beckett Richard Phelps, and Maverick Nicolas Phelps.
Michael Phelps Medals
Michael has a total of 28 Olympic medals; 23 Gold · 3 Silver · 2 Bronze
Michael Phelps Records
He holds the record for most Olympic gold medals (23), Olympic gold medals in individual events (13), and Olympic medals in individual events (16).