Have you been looking for a list of all of Michael Phelps world record? Well look no further because here is the latest news on Michael Phelps.
Before I give you the incredible news and a breakdown gold medal by gold medal bear in mind that…
The butterfly stroke constitutes one of the hardest swimming strokes.
Apparently not for Olympic swimmer — Michael Phelps, who finished with 8 gold medals in the Beijing Olympics.
Altho, Michael Phelps swims many different strokes, he decidedly stands out in the Butterfly events. If you were to check the competitor data by the authorized Internet site of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, Phelps has been the World Record holder for the Butterfly events since 2001 and he was only 15 yrs of age then.
His swimming record continues bettering itself yearly. Phelps’ performance at the 2008 Olympics constituted his most effective Olympic Record so far.
Here is a break down of all the events that Michael Phelps newest world record were obtained:
Date (in Beijing) – Event – Results – Time
August 10 – 400 m individual medley – Gold Medal, World Record – 4:03.84
August 11 – 4 x 100 m freestyle relay – Gold Medal, World Record – 3:08.24
August 12 – 200 m freestyle – Gold Medal, World Record – 1:42.96
August 13 – 200 m butterfly – Gold Medal, World Record – 1:52.03
August 13 – 4 x 200 m freestyle relay – Gold Medal, World Record – 6:58.56
August 15 – 200 m individual medley Gold Medal, World Record – 1:54.23
August 16 – 100 m butterfly – Gold Medal, Olympic Record – 50.58
August 17 – 4 x 100 m medley relay- Gold Medal, World Record – 3:29.34
A recent report issued in the aftermath of the final swimming event– in the NY Times observed that, in the hrs prior to his 8 th and last event in the 2008 Olympic Games,if Michael Phelps constituted a country, Phelps would have ranked 4 th in gold medals after China, the United States, and Germany.
He was in addition– in the lead of fourteen other countries in the medal count.
Soviet gymnast Larissa Latynina alone has got more overall career 2008 Olympic medals with 18 (nine gold), compared to Phelps’s 16 (14 gold).
One thing is clear– the next Olympic swimmer that wants to beat Michael Phelps newest world record– certainly has their work cut out for themselves