About Michael Phelps Autographed Memorabilia & Collectibles
American swimmer Michael Phelps was born on the 39th of June 1985. Creating his own mark in the history of sports like David Beckham, Phelps has already bagged 14 gold medals in the Olympics, the most number ever achieved by an Olympian. As of the 2nd of August 2009, this swimmer has already broken a total of 37 world records for the sport swimming.
If Manny Pacquiao holds the most boxing titles, Phelps is the holder of the most gold medal records in one Olympics, with the eight he got during the 2008 Beijing games surpassing the seven gold medals of Mark Spitz during the 1972 Munich Olympic Games.
All in all, Phelps has already amassed 16 Olympic medals, wherein two bronze and six golds he got during the 2004 Athens games and 8 gold in 2008 Beijing games. This made him equal with that achieved at the Moscow Summer Games in 1980 by Alexander Dityatin, a Soviet gymnast. Meanwhile, the five gold medals that he got for individual events tied with Eric Heiden’s single Games record during the Winter Olympics in 1980 and equaled in 1992 Summer Games by Vitaly Sherbo.
However, his career medal total in the Olympics only ranks second to the 18 of Larissa Latynina, a Soviet gymnast which she won in three Olympics, nine of which were gold.
Phelps’ memorabilia are already out now, together with those of Roger Federer. Get them while stocks last.
The swimmer’s name is misspelled sometimes as Micheal Phelps, Michel Phelps, Mikel Phelps, Micel Phelps, Michael Phellps, Michael Pelps and Michael Phelpps.