Michael Phelps Celebrates Olympic Success in Maldives
Maldives Promotion House – American swimmer Michael Phelps has swapped Olympic swimming pools for turquoise blue waters of Maldives. He arrived Maldives to celebrate his success in London 2012 Olympics and retirement from swimming. He is staying at a luxury resort in Ari Atoll.
Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time with 22 medals. He also holds the all-time records for gold medals (18, double that of the next highest record holders), gold medals in individual events (11), and Olympic medals in individual events for a male (13). In winning eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games, Phelps took the record for the most first-place finishes at any single Olympic Games. Five of those victories were in individual events, tying the single Games record. In the 2012 Summer Olympicsin London, Phelps won four golds and two silver medals.
Phelps is the long course world recordholder in the 100-meter butterfly, 200-meter butterfly and 400-meter individual medley as well as the former long course world recordholder in the 200-meter freestyle and 200-meter individual medley. He has won a total of 71 medals in major international long-course competition, 57 gold, 11 silver, and three bronze spanning the Olympics, the World, and the Pan Pacific Championships. Phelps’s international titles and record-breaking performances have earned him the World Swimmer of the Year Award six times and American Swimmer of the Year Awardeight times. His unprecedented Olympic success in 2008 earned Phelps Sports Illustrated magazine’s Sportsman of the Year award.
Phelps won 4 gold and 2 silve (total 6) medals at London 2012 Olympics, and announced his retirement after the Olympics.