Phelps had a spectacular performance in 2008 at the Olympic Games in Beijing when he picked up a record eight gold medals, breaking the 1972 record of American swimmer Mark Spitz. Phelps also has won more individual Olympic gold medals than any other athlete — a number he is expected to add to at the 2012 games in London. God bless, & best wishes in all events to 2012 olympic athletes.
Mark Spitz won seven gold medals at the 1972 Summer Olympics, an achievement only surpassed by Michael Phelps who won eight golds at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Spitz set new world records in all seven events in which he competed, a record that still stands. Since the year 1900, no other swimmer has ever gained so great a percentage of all the medals awarded for Olympic events held in a single Games.
Michael Phelps…16 time Olympic medalist and swimming sensation, relies on prescription goggles so he knows where to start his flip turn at the wall. He has mild astigmatism and myopia. Repinned - pretty sure he has AD(H)D as well....
Elizabeth Lyon Beisel (B: 8/18/92) an American competition swimmer. She has won a total of 9 medals in major international competition, 4 gold, 1 silver, & 4 bronze spanning the Olympics, World Aquatics, & the Pan Pacific championships. Competing in the 200-meter backstroke & 400-meter individual medley events at 2008 Summer Olympics, placing 5th & 4th in the world. Won the silver medal in the 400-meter individual medley & bronze in the 200-meter backstroke at 2012 Summer Olympics.