This young boy is the record holder for the most medals won by a single Olympian in the history of the age-old athletic event! Swimmer Michael Phelps could easily be found in the pool very quickly after he learned how to swim. Ever since, he and the water have been inseparable. By the age of 15, Phelps competed in his first Olympic games as a member of the United States men’s swim team.
Athens, Beijing, and London were the following Olympic games he competed in that allowed him to earn a remarkable collection of 22 medals. Two bronze, two silver, and a whopping eighteen gold medals now hang in Phelps’ trophy case! After a two-year ‘retirement’ from the sport he loves, Phelps is back and better than ever butterflying and backstroking like never before! Who would have known this kid would go down in history for centuries to come?.