Michael Phelps

What makes Michael Phelps’ physique unique

Michael Phelps is the closest thing to a human ‘aquaman’. Of course he trains extremely hard and is a great athlete, but his physique also plays a large part in his swimming success.
Generally, a man’s arm span equals his height but in his case it’s 6′7″ — three inches more than his height. Naturally [...]

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Now that Michael Phelps has achieved his Olympic success and become the focus of world sports this week, people are going to want to know more about his personal life, most importantly, who is his girlfriend?
He has previously been pretty coy about his personal life in the past saying, “I swim, listen to hip hop [...]

Michael Phelps is going to be ever more in demand when he gets back home. Here is a list of his current sponsors. Not only will he be in greater demand, he should be able to demand even higher fees.
Speedo USA—maker of swimsuits, a licensed brand of the Warnaco Group Inc.
Visa [...]

Michael Phelps has now won eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics.
If he was a country he would currently be fifth in the country Olympic medal table, just behind Australia and in front of Japan, South Korea and Great Britain.

Michael Phelps has broken Mark Spitz’s record of most gold medals at a single Olympic games by winning his eighth gold medal, with the help of his team mates in the 4×100 meter medley relay.
Eight gold medals in eight races is a spectacular performance.
The team also set a new world record in the [...]

Michael Phelps has equaled Mark Spitz’s record of seven gold medals at an Olympic games, when he won the men’s 100m butterfly. He was behind in the first turn but managed a comeback. 50.58
Milorad Cavic from Serbia won the silver medal. He lost to Phelps by just 1/100th of a second.
Andrew Lauterstein from [...]

The Telegraph tries to argue that perhaps Michael Phelps is not the greatest Olympian as “bestowed upon him over the last 48 hours by marketing sharks and American commentators whose staple is performance-enhancing superlatives.”
His argument is based on the fact that swimming doesn’t put as much stress on the joints as other sports and the [...]