Michael Phelps

FINA: Caeleb Dressel equals Michael Phelps' record, claims 7 gold medals in single world championships

FINA: Caeleb Dressel equals Michael Phelps' record, claims 7 gold medals in single world championships

He also helped the U.S. to record their best-ever world championship haul, with 38 medals.

Jul 31, 2017, 08:45 AM IST
Swimming: World records continue to tumble in Hungary

Swimming: World records continue to tumble in Hungary

Four world records were set on Tuesday and fast racing was plainly evident the morning as the U.S. team of Ryan Murphy, Kevin Cordes, Kelsi Worrell and Mallory Comerford posted three minutes 40.28 seconds ahead of the final later on Wednesday.

Jul 26, 2017, 17:13 PM IST
Michael Phelps loses race against Great White Shark on Discovery's Shark Week

Michael Phelps loses race against Great White Shark on Discovery's Shark Week

With the notion to kick-start the 2017 edition of Shark Week on Discovery Channel by pulling a larger flock of the audience, Michael Phelps was called forth for a race against the Great White Shark, with the title – Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White. Not to worry...it was a made-for-television race.

Jul 25, 2017, 10:45 AM IST
Michael Phelps urges US lawmakers to push for anti-doping reform, ensure fair system

Michael Phelps urges US lawmakers to push for anti-doping reform, ensure fair system

The most decorated Olympian Phelps, expressed his frustration at the lack of progress in the battle against the use of performance enhancing drugs in sport.

Mar 01, 2017, 13:55 PM IST
Michael Phelps returns to 2020 Olympics as swimwear salesman

Michael Phelps returns to 2020 Olympics as swimwear salesman

In a partnership with US manufacturer Aqua Sphere, which started in 2014, Phelps said he felt reinvigorated by his new career.

Feb 17, 2017, 12:08 PM IST
Usain Bolt, Cristiano Ronaldo, Andy Murray among top contenders for World Sportsman of the Year award

Usain Bolt, Cristiano Ronaldo, Andy Murray among top contenders for World Sportsman of the Year award

The winners, as voted for by members of the Laureus World Sports Academy, will be revealed in Monaco on February 14.

Jan 12, 2017, 16:45 PM IST
World number one Andy Murray caps spectacular year with 3rd BBC Award

World number one Andy Murray caps spectacular year with 3rd BBC Award

American swimmer Michael Phelps received the lifetime achievement award.

Dec 20, 2016, 00:14 AM IST
Brazilian Paralympic star the new Michael Phelps? No, he's Daniel Dias

Brazilian Paralympic star the new Michael Phelps? No, he's Daniel Dias

At stunning speed, the 28-year-old delighted the raucous Brazilian home crowd by beating US swimmer Roy Perkins by 10 seconds.

Sep 09, 2016, 12:43 PM IST
Michael Phelps ruled Twitter during Rio Olympics 2016

Michael Phelps ruled Twitter during Rio Olympics 2016

During the Olympics, over 187 million tweets were sent which led to 75 billion impressions (views on and off Twitter) of tweets, the company said on Wednesday.

Aug 24, 2016, 17:34 PM IST
No better way to end career than bagging 6 Olympics medals: Michael Phelps

No better way to end career than bagging 6 Olympics medals: Michael Phelps

Phelps said going into his last Olympics in Rio, he was desperate to win the elusive gold medal in 200m butterfly event.

Aug 17, 2016, 20:06 PM IST
Rio 2016 Olympics: It means a lot to be small part of Joseph Schooling's inspiration, says Michael Phelps

Rio 2016 Olympics: It means a lot to be small part of Joseph Schooling's inspiration, says Michael Phelps

And shortly after Schooling`s triumph, a photo of a 13-year-old Schooling with Phelps during the US team`s pre-Beijing Games training camp in Singapore in 2008 was a social media rage.

Aug 16, 2016, 11:10 AM IST
Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps records unlikely to be beaten soon

Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps records unlikely to be beaten soon

When you achieve such a pinnacle, it becomes that much more difficult for others to walk in your footsteps, many having to remain in their long, long shadow.

Aug 15, 2016, 22:52 PM IST
Rio Olympics: After stunning Michael Phelps, Joseph Schooling gets hero's welcome in Singapore

Rio Olympics: After stunning Michael Phelps, Joseph Schooling gets hero's welcome in Singapore

The government, in a widely expected move, announced that Schooling will not have to undergo mandatory military training until after the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Aug 15, 2016, 12:47 PM IST
EPIC: United States win 1,000th Summer Olympic gold medal at Rio

EPIC: United States win 1,000th Summer Olympic gold medal at Rio

Nearest teams to the US are Soviet Union with 395 and Great Britain with 236.

Aug 14, 2016, 08:53 AM IST
2016 Rio Olympics: Michael Phelps signs off with 23rd gold medal

2016 Rio Olympics: Michael Phelps signs off with 23rd gold medal

It gave Phelps his fifth gold of the Rio Games after his triumphs in the 4x100m free, 4x200m free, 200m butterfly and 200m individual medley, with a silver in the 100m fly for good measure.

Aug 14, 2016, 07:52 AM IST
UNBELIEVABLE! Michael Phelps eats 5-times more than an average human; Here are the details to his secret diet

UNBELIEVABLE! Michael Phelps eats 5-times more than an average human; Here are the details to his secret diet

An average human being consumes around 2500 calories a day, which is 5 times less than what the Swimming legend takes.

Aug 13, 2016, 17:35 PM IST
Leonidas of Rhodes vs Michael Phelps: American swimmer breaks 2000-year-old Olympic record

Leonidas of Rhodes vs Michael Phelps: American swimmer breaks 2000-year-old Olympic record

Phelps won the 200-metre individual medley final for his 13th Olympic individual gold medal.

Aug 13, 2016, 16:07 PM IST
NO MEANS NO: I'm ready to retire, says Michael Phelps after winning 27th Olympic medal

NO MEANS NO: I'm ready to retire, says Michael Phelps after winning 27th Olympic medal

Phelps said in 2012 he was retiring but he came back for one last hurrah after feeling he wanted to bow out on his own terms.

Aug 13, 2016, 10:14 AM IST
Rio Olympics 2016, Day 7 Recap: Mighty Michael Phelps stunned on record-breaking day

Rio Olympics 2016, Day 7 Recap: Mighty Michael Phelps stunned on record-breaking day

Phelps was seeking his 23rd Olympic gold in the 100m butterfly but Schooling, 21, relegated the legendary American to silver.

Aug 13, 2016, 09:17 AM IST