Phelps Captures 19th Gold Medal As Us Wins 4x100-meter Freestyle Relay
N.C. State swimmer Ryan Held, second from left, cries tears of joy as the U.S. 4x100 freestyle relay team receives its gold medals. Held is joined by, left to right, Nathan Adrian, Michael Phelps and Caeleb Dressel.
American Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps Is Hooked On Words With Friends
Michael Fred Phelps II (born June 30, 1985) is a retired American swimmer and the most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 22 medals. Phelps also holds the all-time records for Olympic gold medals (18, double the second highest record holders), Olympic gold medals in individual events (11), and Olympic medals in individual events for a male (13).