How many Olympic medals does Phelps have?
But before we take in this year’s events, let’s take a look back at past Games and see which Olympians have racked up the most medals of all time. U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps leads all Olympians with 28 medals—23 gold, three silver and two bronze.
Is Michael Phelps the greatest athlete of all time?
However, anyway you slice it, Phelps has to at the very least be put on a list of the greatest athletes of all time simply because he is both the greatest Olympic champion of all time and he won more gold medal than anyone in a single Olympiad.
What Olympic medals did Michael Phelps win most?
Of his 28 medals, a whopping 23 were gold. No one else has ever won more than nine. Phelps broke the record when he won his second event, the 100m butterfly, at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Phelps also owns the record for most gold medals won in a single Olympics: eight in Beijing.
Does Michael Phelps still hold any world records?
Phelps is the long course world record holder in the men’s 400-meter individual medley as well as the former long course world record holder in the 200-meter freestyle, 100-meter butterfly, 200-meter butterfly, and 200-meter individual medley.
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Does Michael Phelps still hold any records?
Michael Phelps, considered the best swimmer of all time, set 39 records during his historic career. Retired since 2016, he now holds only four world records and four individual Olympic records.