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A bio box for swimmer Michael Phelps

Saturday - 8/4/2012, 5:04pm  ET

By The Associated Press

(AP) - NAME: Michael Fred Phelps.

AGE: 27. Born in Baltimore, Md. June 30, 1985.

EDUCATION: Towson (Md.) High School, 2003. Briefly attended University of Michigan.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Most decorated Olympian ever with 22 medals, 18 gold; 26 medals from long-course world championships; broke Mark Spitz's record by winning eight gold medals at 2008 Beijing Olympics; only person to break two world records in two different events in the same day at 2003 world championships; youngest man (15 years, nine months) to break a world record, in 200 butterfly at 2001 Spring Nationals.

FAMILY: Parents Fred and Debbie, sisters Hilary and Whitney.

PETS: English bulldog, Herman; Catahoula mix puppy, Lily.

MUSIC: Hip-hop; among his favorites are Young Jeezy, Lil Jon, P. Diddy, Rick Ross, and DJs Afrojack of the Netherlands and Avicii of Sweden.

HOBBIES: Golf, video games and card games.

FUN FACT: Debbie Phelps says her son is very strategic, even when playing cards with his grandmother. "He had strategies in place how he was going to beat her. I'm thinking, 'She's 87-years-old, Michael, so let your grandmother win.'"


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