Is Michael Phelps the greatest Olympian ever?

Michael Phelps is arguably the greatest Olympian of all time by sheer number of Olympic medals won. His 28 medals spanning five Games is unrivaled, and no other Olympic athlete comes close to his 23 gold medals. The 36-year-old Baltimore native is built for swimming.

Is Michael Phelps the most decorated Olympian?

U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps leads all Olympians with 28 medals—23 gold, three silver and two bronze. … Not only does Phelps have the most medals of all time, he has also won more individual events (16 medals—13 gold, two silver and one bronze) than any other Olympian.

Is Michael Phelps the greatest athlete of all time?

However, anyway you slice it, Phelps has to at the very least be put on a list of the greatest athletes of all time simply because he is both the greatest Olympic champion of all time and he won more gold medal than anyone in a single Olympiad.

How much do Olympians make?

At the Tokyo Olympics, American athletes will receive $37,500 for each gold medal, $22,500 for each silver medal and $15,000 for each bronze medal, according to the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC).

Who is the fastest swimmer in the world?

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Is anyone better than Michael Phelps?

Clay High School graduate Caeleb Dressel shattered the 100-meter butterfly world record of Michael Phelps at Friday’s FINA world swimming championships. Clay County’s swimming star is now the fastest butterfly swimmer on the planet.

What is Michael Phelps net worth?

Twenty-three times Olympics Gold Medalist Michael Phelps has a net worth of $80 million. The American swimming legend is imminent for winning the Swimming World World Swimmer of the Year eight times.

Quick Facts:

Name Michael Fred Phelps II
Net worth $80 million

What other sports does Michael Phelps play?

Michael Phelps

Personal information
Spouse(s) Nicole Johnson
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Butterfly, individual medley, freestyle, backstroke
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