On August 21, 2004, American swimmer Michael Phelps wins his eighth medal of the 2004 Athens Olympics in spite of sitting out his eighth scheduled event, the final of the 4 x 100-meter medley relay. Phelps left Athens with six gold and two bronze medals.
What events did Michael Phelps win?
|B 200 metres Freestyle||200 metres Freestyle||Swimming|
|G 100 metres Butterfly||100 metres Butterfly||Swimming|
|G 200 metres Butterfly||200 metres Butterfly||Swimming|
|G 200 metres Individual Medley||200 metres Individual Medley||Swimming|
What Olympic medals did Michael Phelps win most?
That would be the most decorated Olympian of all time: Michael Phelps. Phelps won 28 medals in swimming between 2004 and 2016, topping the previous American male record of 11 held by fellow swimmers Mark Spitz and Matt Biondi as well as shooter Carl Osburn.
Do Olympians get paid?
However, most Olympic medal winners do receive a cash reward from their home Olympic committee. The US Olympic and Paralympic Committee pays members of Team USA $37,500 for each gold medal they win, $22,500 for every silver, and $15,000 for a bronze.
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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.
|Name||Michael Fred Phelps II|
|Net worth||$80 million|
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.