Michael Phelps: 22 Medals, 18 Gold, and a Few Facts

Michael Phelps: 22 Olympic medals, 18 gold. Here’s Michael Phelps’ Olympic career, by the numbers:

* In his career, Phelps entered 24 Olympic events. He earned a medal in 22 of them.

* “He sits 41st in the IOC’s historical medal table, above Argentina, India, Mexico and 162 other countries.”

* “The male swimmers with the next-highest career medal totals have exactly half of Phelps’ total. Mark Spitz, Matt Biondi and Ryan Lochte all have 11.”

* “He became the first male swimmer to throw the Olympic three-peat, and did it in not just one event but two, the 200 IM and the 100 butterfly.”

Previously: Michael Phelps is Magnificent, But Carl Lewis is the Greatest Olympian of All-Time

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