This story now
IN Sports ON 19 Aug, 2016
Michael Phelps is already a household name. Ever since the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the American swimmer has already captured the attention of millions of people with his unbelievable skills in the pool and his record-breaking performances.
Do you want to know what makes Phelps such a great athlete? Read on!
After all, he already has 28 medals. During the 2008 Beijing Olympics, he won eight gold medals, which was enough to beat Mark Spitz's record of seven wins during a single Olympics event.
In order to be in top shape for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, he swam for as much as he could.
Michael Phelps is so remarkable that he has won more for himself and for the United States than the whole of other countries.
They are so humongous that they can be treated as flippers themselves.
After all, you have to start early if you want to get better.
Marfan syndrome is a disorder in which an individual likely has cardiovascular and optical problems because of the abnormal order of his or her connective tissue.
This happened at the 2001 Spring Nationals. At such a young age, he was able to set the record for the 200-meter fly.
In fact, he can kick his feet as if they were actually just his fins.
Michael is already six feet and four inches tall, yet his arms are just extraordinarily long.
It was set up after the 2008 Summer Olympics and it's called the Michael Phelps Foundation.
Share this with your family and friends!
To access this content, confirm your age by signing up.