Michael Phelps

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  • Mark Spitz's seven-gold medals

    Mark Spitz's seven-gold medals
    Mark Spitz's seven-gold performance at Munich in 1972
  • Birth

    Birth
    Michael Phelps is born
  • Starting his career

    Starting his career
    At age seven, he suppoted his older sisters both swim but he didnt even like to get his face wet.
  • Diagnosed with ADHD

    Diagnosed with ADHD
    At age 9, Phelps is diagnosed with ADHD.
  • Youngest Olympian

    Youngest Olympian
    In 2000, became the youngest American male swimmer (15) to compete in Olympic Games since 1932
  • Sydney Olympics

    Sydney Olympics
    2000: Participated in the Sydney Olympics at age 15
  • First to qualify in six individual evens

    First to qualify in six individual evens
    In 2004, became the first swimmer in history to qualify for the Olympic Games in six individual events
  • 2004 Summer Olympics

    2004 Summer Olympics
    2004: Six gold medals and two bronze medals at 2004 Summer
  • Wins 8th Gold Medal

    Wins 8th Gold Medal
    Butterfly 8th Gold Medal
    Phelps wins his eight gold medal in the Bejing Olymics. The most anyone has ever won in a single olympics.
  • 37th world record broken

    37th world record broken
    Phelps broke thirty-seven world records in swimming.