Michael Phelps is one of the top-performing Olympic swimmers of all time. A common question that arises, is just how many medals has Michael Phelps won over the past 12 years? The short answer is that the 31-year old swimmer has won 22 total Olympic medals and 18 Olympic gold medals during his career. This is the most of any swimmer in international history prior to the 2016 Rio Games kicking off. Fans will be waiting to see if Phelps can continue to add to his all-time total during the 2016 Summer Olympics schedule, and he is a favorite to add to his total in both individual and relay events.
Michael Phelps Past Olympic History
Michael Phelps has competed in three past Summer Olympic Games. These include the 2004 Athens, 2008 Beijing, and 2012 London Games. Throughout these three events Phelps has won gold in all manner of individual and team relay events.
What are Michael Phelps’ Best Strokes?
Michael Phelps’ two best strokes are the butterfly and freestyle. He is also a beast when it comes to the individual medley. Of his 18 total Olympic gold medals, 11 have come on the individual races. During the
100 m butterfly, 200 m butterfly, 200 m medley, 400 m medley, 4×200 m freestyle, and the 4×100 m medley. He also won two bronze medals: 200 m freestyle, and the 4×100 m freestyle. During the Beijing Olympics, Phelps broke Mark Spitz’s record for the most Olympic gold medals in a single Olympics with eight. He won the following contests: 200 m freestyle, the 100 m butterfly, the 200 m butterfly, the 200 m medley, the 400 m medley, the 4×100 m freestyle, the 4×200 m freestyle, and the 4×100 m medley. During the 2012 London Olympics Phelps would continue his dominance with earning four gold medals and two silvers. He would earn gold in the: 100 m butterfly, the 200 m medley, the 4×200 m freestyle, and the 4×100 m medley. He won silver in: the 200 m butterfly and in the 4×100 m freestyle. If you are interested in checking out the 2016 Rio Swimming schedule we have that posted along with the overall Rio Schedule of events for fans to enjoy.