Today we are going to know about a player who changed history with his passion. He has been shown to everyone that if a person wants something from his heart and is determined to fulfill it, then he can easily achieve even the most difficult goal. We are going to know about the king of swimming and the greatest player of the Olympics till date, Michael Phelps.
About Michael Phelps
Michael Fred Phelps is an American swimmer who is the most successful and most medal winning Olympian of all time. He has won a total of 28 medals, in which the maximum are gold which is 23, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals. Michael Phelps was born on 30 June 1985 at a place named Baltimore, USA.
Michael Phelps Early Life and Education
Phelps’s parents started his swimming classes only at the age of 7. But his aim was not only to teach them to swim. But later on, swimming became madness for Phelps.
He decided to make his career in this game. Seeing this, on the basis of his practice, at the age of just 10, he trained himself so much that he broke almost all the national records of his group.
After that, taking training from Bob Bowman, at the age of just 15, he qualified for the 2000 Summer Olympics.
Breaking the record of the last 68 years, he became the youngest man to qualify for the Olympics. Although he could not succeed in winning the medal in that Olympics. But he continued his practice without giving up.
There are a total of 83 medals in the name of Michael Phelps today. The biggest thing is that out of them, he has won 28 medals in the Olympics. Out of those 28 medals, there are 23 gold medals.
The importance of the medal can be gauged from the fact that after 1900, India has been able to win only 28 medals.
There are only 10 gold medals in that too. Phelps created history by winning a total of 8 gold medals in all formats of swimming in the 2008 Olympics.
He also did this feat at a time when the wrist of his right hand was fractured two years before the 2008 Olympics.
The doctor had said that now you will not be able to use your hand at the same speed as you used to do earlier. But after hearing this Phelps started practicing twice as before.
Proved everyone wrong by breaking Mark Spitz’s 36 year old record at the 2008 Olympics. A common man takes a total of 2000 to 2500 calories for his day’s allergies.
But Michael Phelps had to take 12000 calories for his practice. You must have got an idea from this that how much hard work a single person would have had to do to achieve such a big goal.
Michael Phelps Wiki / Biography
|Real Name||Michael Fred Phelps II|
|Nick Name||Flying Fish, The Baltimore, MP and Superman|
|Date of Birth||30 June 1985|
|Age (as of 2022)||37 Years|
|Birthplace||Baltimore, Maryland, USA|
|Home Town||Maryland, USA|
|School||Dumbarton Middle School, Towson, Maryland, USA.|
Towson High School, Baltimore Maryland, USA.
|Educational Qualification||Not Known|
|International Debut||2000 Summer Olympics|
Michael Phelps Family
|Mother Name||Deborah Phelps|
|Father Name||Michael Fred Phelps|
|Brother Name||Shane Lee, Grant Lee|
|Sister Name||Whitney and Hilary|
Nicole Johnson (m 2016)
Michael Phelps Social Media Account
Michael Phelps Income and Net Worth
|Monthly Income (Salary)||$1.2 Million|
|Net Worth||$100 Million|
|Net Worth In Rupees||INR 827 Crores|
Michael Phelps Career
He made his Olympic winning debut at the 2004 Summer Olympics. With a total of 6 gold and 2 bronze, he won 8 medals and broke many old records.
He was also competing with his childhood hero Ian Thorpe in a match at the same Olympics. After all the games were over, the media asked Ian Thorpe, do you think Phelps can make history by winning all the gold medals in the next Olympics, looking at the records of these Olympics?
So answering that, Ian Thorpe said that it is never possible. It is almost impossible to do this. Phelps will never be able to do this.
When Michael Phelps found out, he decided that he would continue to win the gold medal in the next Olympics as well. He increased his practice even more. He even started practicing during the holidays.
But before 2 years of the 2008 Olympics, his right hand wrist fractured. As we have known about this earlier also. The doctor had said that now you will not be able to use your hand at the same speed as you used to do earlier.
But after knowing this, Phelps focused on his feet while using fewer hands. He prepared himself in such a way that by breaking all the records in the 2008 Olympics, he created history by winning all the formats of swimming.
Won 8 gold medals breaking Mark Spitz’s record of 7 gold medals. He became the first player to do such a feat. Even after that in the 2012 Olympics too, he won a total of 6 medals with 4 gold and 2 silver medals.
He decided to retire after the 2012 Olympics. But Phelps had given so much time to swimming in his life that now he could not live without this sport.
That is why in 2014 he took back his retirement. On the strength of hard work for the next two years, he participated in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
There he also won 5 gold medals. In this way, by winning a total of 23 gold medals in his last 4 Olympics, he made a world record for winning the most gold in any sport.
Then finally this great player finally retired after the 2016 Rio Olympics. But Fales has taught us from his life that efforts do not go in vain if one has passion.