Who do you think is the greatest sportsperson of all time regardless of the sport? Why? The most convincing argument wins a gold.

Michael Phelps


1)Google told me it and I trust google

2) Phelps is the long course world record holder in the men's 400-meter individual medley

3) At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro,[14] his fifth Olympics, he was selected by his team to be the flag bearer of the United States at the 2016 Summer Olympics Parade of Nations

4) Phelps also holds the all-time records for Olympic gold medals (23),[9] Olympic gold medals in individual events (13), and Olympic medals in individual events (16).[10] When he won eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games

5) Phelps bettered the world record held by Tom Dolan with a time of 4:11.09, just ahead of Erik Vendt, who finished second with a time of 4:11.27, also below the old world record. In the 200-meter freestyle, Phelps was barely beaten by Klete Keller and in the 100-meter butterfly, Phelps beat Ian Crocker.[37]

6) At the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Phelps competed in six events; the 200- and 400-meter individual medley, the 100- and 200-meter butterfly, the 200-meter freestyle, and the 200-meter backstroke.[54] In his first event, the 400-meter individual medley, Phelps easily won with a world record time of 4:08.41.[55]

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