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Family name: Phelps
Given name: Michael
Nickname: The Baltimore Bullet
Date and place of birth: 30 June 1985 in Baltimore (Maryland, USA)
Athens 2004: bronze medals in the 200m freestyle and 4x100m freestyle; gold medals in the 100m butterfly, 200m butterfly, 200m medley, 400m medley, 4x100m relay and 4x200m relay.
Beijing 2008: gold medals in the 100m butterfly, 200m butterfly, 200m freestyle, 200m medley, 400m medley, 4x100m medley relay, 4x100m freestyle relay, 4x200m freestyle and 4x100m freestyle
This Fastskin® swim suit was worn by Michael Phelps at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, where he won six gold medals and two bronze medals. However, it was not until the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing that the swimmer from Baltimore truly became a swimming legend, winning a record eight gold medals and setting seven world records. Mark Spitz’s record of seven gold medals at one edition of the Games was finally beaten! And with his 14 Olympic titles, Michael Phelps has won more than any other athlete in the history of the Games.