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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. Olympics Gold, Michael Phelps, Olympics Games, Gold Medal, 2012 Games, Mark Spitz, American Swimmers, Olympic Games, Spectacular Performing
Michael Phelps prior to the 100m Butterfly Semi-Final during the 13th FINA World Championships at the Stadio del Nuoto on July 31, 2009 in Rome, Italy.
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).