Michael Phelps Biography: Beijing, London Olympics

Born June 30th, 1985 in Baltimore, Maryland, Michael Phelps started swimming young. Pretty soon, he became the youngest American male swimmer at the Olympics since 1932 in Sydney in 2000. After that showing, he started breaking world records and really getting noticed. By the time he made his next Olympic showing in Athens in 2004, he already had sponsorships and world records galore. It was in Beijing 2008 that he became the most successful individual Olympian in history when he won eight gold medals. All eyes were on him for London 2012. In this video, WatchMojo.com learns more about the life of Michael Phelps.

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