The most successful and decorated Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps is a retired competitive swimmer who during his career has won 28 Olympic medals and set several world records. His rise to stardom began at the age of just 15 when he took part in the 2000 Summer Olympics and despite winning no medals, showed great potential. After continuous improvement, Michael finally won his first Olympic gold medal in 2004 while setting a world record time in the 400-meter individual medley. From that to till announcing his retirement in 2016, Phelps just continued to remain the most dominant swimmer in the world and has played a vital role in bringing the sport in limelight globally. To use his fame and influence at the international level in a good way, he has moved into the philanthropic work and for this purpose founded the Michael Phelps Foundation in 2008. As for his personal life, he got romantically involved with several other celebrities over the years before finally marrying the former Miss California USA Nicole Johnson in 2016.
Michael Phelps Personal Details:
- Complete Name: Michael Fred Phelps II
- Nicknames: Flying Fish, The Baltimore Bullet
- Date of Birth: June 30, 1985
- Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
- Nationality: American
- Occupation: Retired Competitive Swimmer
- Zodiac Sign: Cancer
- Eye Color: Blue
- Hair Color: Light Brown
Michael Phelps Height Weight Body Measurements Shoe Size Facts
Michael Phelps Family Details:
- Father: Michael Fred Phelps (Retired Maryland State Trooper)
- Mother: Deborah Sue Phelps (Middle School Principal)
- Siblings: Hilary Phelps and Whitney Phelps (Older Sisters)
- Spouse Name: Nicole Johnson (m. 2016)
- Children Name: Boomer Robert Phelps and Beckett Richard Phelps (Sons)
Michael Phelps Relationships History:
- Stephanie Rice – Swimmer (2008)
- Caroline Pal – Waitress (2008-2009)
- Brittny Gastineau – Swimmer (2010-2011)
- Megan Rossee – Model (2012-2013)
- Nicole Johnson – Model (2009-2012; 2014-Present)
Michael Phelps Career Highlights:
- First Olympics: 2000 Sydney Olympics
- Total Olympic Medals: 28
- Retirement from Sport: August 2016
Michael Phelps Distinctive Features:
- Big Ears
- Wide Wingspan
Michael Phelps Body Measurements:
Michael Phelps height, weight, wingspan, shoe size, and other body measurements statistics complete information is listed below.
- Height in Feet: 6′ 4″
- Height in Centimeters: 193 cm
- Weight in Kilogram: 90 kg
- Weight in Pounds: 198 pounds
- Wingspan: 2.01 m
- Chest Size: 44 inches
- Waist Size: 34 inches
- Arms/ Biceps Size: 15 inches
- Feet/ Shoe Size: 14 (US)
Michael Phelps Interesting Facts:
- His favorite color is Blue.
- He loves to play golf as well.
- Michael has double-jointed elbows and knees.
- He grew up idolizing Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe.
- Phelps is of English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish and German ancestry.
- With total 28 medals, he is the most decorated Olympian of all time.
- His wife Nicole Johnson is former Miss California USA pageant titleholder.