Michael Phelps Height, Weight, Age, Biography, Wife & More
Bio Real NameMichael Fred Phelps II NicknameMP, Flying Fish, The Baltimore, Superman ProfessionAmerican competition swimmer Physical Stats & More Heightin centimeters- 193 cm in meters- 1.93 m in Feet Inches- 6’ 4” Weightin Kilograms- 88 kg in Pounds- 194 lbs Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 46 Inches - Waist: 34 Inches - Biceps: 16 Inches Eye ColourHazel Hair ColourBrown Swimming International DebutIn the 2000 Summer Olympics. Coach/MentorBob Bowman StrokesBackstroke, butterfly, freestyle, individual medley ClubNorth Baltimore Aquatic Club Records (main ones)• He holds the records for most Olympic Gold Medals- 23. • When he participated in the 2000 Summer Olympics, he became the youngest swimmer from the USA at the age of 15. • He has 39 World Records in his name (29 individual and 10 relay). • He holds the record for most Olympic medals (individual)- 28. Career Turning PointDuring the 2001 World Championship, when he broke the world record in the 200-meter butterfly to become the youngest male ever to set a world record in swimming. Personal Life Date of BirthJune 30, 1985 Age (as in 2016)31 Years Birth PlaceBaltimore, Maryland, USA Zodiac sign/Sun signCancer NationalityAmerican HometownMaryland, USA SchoolDumbarton Middle School, Towson, Maryland, USA Towson High School, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA CollegeNot Known Educational QualificationsTowson High School in 2003 FamilyFather- Michael Fred Phelps (Trooper)
Some Lesser Known Facts About Michael Phelps
Does Michael Phelps smoke?: Not Known
Does Michael Phelps drink alcohol?: Yes
His father, Fred, was a state trooper and was also an all-round athlete.
When Phelps was 9 years old, his parents divorced in 1994.
His sister was also a swimmer and he was inspired by her to join swimming. He began swimming at the age of 7.
He was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), when he was in 6th grade.
At the age of 10, he held the national record in his age group.
He was the youngest swimmer of USA, when he participated in the 2000 Summer Olympics at the age of 15.
During the 2008 Beijing Olympics, he broke the record of Mark Spitz for winning most number of Gold Medals (7) by an individual after winning 8 gold medals.
He holds the all-time record for Olympic Gold Medals – 23.
In the 2012 London Olympics, he won 4 golds and 2 silvers and became the most successful athlete for the 3rd Olympics in a row.
He won World Swimmer of the Year Award for 7 times and American Swimmer of the Year Award for 9 times.
He started Michael Phelps Foundation after the 2008 Summer Olympics to promote swimming and healthier lifestyle.
After the 2008 Summer Olympics, he became Sports Illustrated magazine’s Sportsman of the Year.
A Street in his hometown, Baltimore, has been named after Michael Phelps.