Phelps (fĕlps), Michael Born 1985.
American swimmer who competed in five Olympic games (2000-2016) and won a total of 28 medals, including 23 gold. He set records for the most gold medals won in a single Olympic games (8 in 2008), for the most Olympic gold medals won in a career, and for the most Olympic medals won in a career.
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