Michael Phelps: 10 Amazing Facts about him

The most renowned and prominent figure in the swimming is Michael Phelps. He is the most decorated athletes in the Olympics games who have won 28 medals. Phelps has announced retirement from athletics in London Olympics 2012 after winning 22 medals. But he no longer remained untouched from swimming and return to training in 2014 for Rio Olympics. He is now with a record 23 Olympic gold to his name and 28 medals in all. There are some amazing facts about Michael Phelps that many people don’t know about him.

10 Amazing Facts about Michael Phelps

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  1. Phelps started to swim only at the age of seven.
  2. His arms span more than his height. Phelps height his 6 feet and 4 inches but his arms span 6 feet and 7 inches which are disproportionate.
  3. Phelps broke the world record of 2oo meters butterfly in 2001 World Championship at the age of 15, the youngest man to set a world record with a time of 1:51.51.
  4. Phelps has huge size14 feet which provide the effect of flippers.
  5. Phelps ankles can extend beyond the Pointe of a ballet dancer.
  6. He can swim 100 meters in less than 50 seconds.
  7. Phelps is the only one player who has won such number of gold medals.
  8. Phelps goes for annual testing at John Hopkins for Marfan syndrome because of his incredible physical attributes.
  9. Phelps swam 80,000 meters per week when he was preparing for Beijing Olympics.
  10. He still holds national records for 12 different age-group events.

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