9 Facts About Michael Phelps Probably You Did’n Know

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Professional American swimmer Michael Phelps is the best Olympian of all time with 28 medals, with 23 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals. Below you can read some interesting facts about the marathon legend, probably you did not know:

  1.  Michael Phelps began swimming at age 7 
  2. In 2000 , the 15 -year-old Phelps became the youngest American swimmer who participated in the Olympics for the past 68 years

  3. He length of his outstretched arms is greater than its height. Phelps long arms have a length of 80 inches, while its height is 76 inches

  4. Phelps wears shoes with number 14.5

  5. He has an increased ability to recover from physical fatigue, which means that daily competition is not a problem for him

  6. He can swim 100 meters in less than 50 seconds. Phelps holds the world record in this discipline, with a time of 49,82 seconds

  7. At the age of 27 ( in 2012 ) became the best athlete in the history of the Olympics, when he won the 19th medal of his career

  8. Still holds national records for 12 different categories

  9. Phelps is it the fifth richest Olympian in history with $55m in his pocket 

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