Full name: Michael Fred Phelps (JPN)
Born: June 30, 1985
Lives in: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Height: 6 ft. 3in. (193 cm)
Weight: 165 (88 kg)
Team/Club: USA, North Baltimore AC
Events: Freestyle, Butterfly and Individual Medley events
Personal bests: 8 gold medal at 2008 Beijing Olympics
Michael Phelps made his appearance on the world stage as the youngest member of 2000 Sydney Olympic Games team. In Athens in 2004, his haul of six-gold and two bronze medals was one of the most amazing performances in Olympic swimming history.
Although in 2004 he didn't tie Mark Spitz's record of seven gold medals in a single Games (Munich 1972). In 2008 in Beijing he won all eight of the events he competed in. He is being hailed as “the greatest Olympian of all time”.
And he still plans to continue competing until the 2012 Olympics in London.
Full name: Michael Fred Phelps