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The Michael Phelps Medal Timeline

He's the best of all time, so this may take a while.

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Sydney: 2000 Olympics

A 15-year old Phelps made his Olympic debut swimming the butterfly, but did not medal.

Athens: 2004 Olympics

1. 400m Individual Medley: Gold

Set A New World Record: 4:08.26
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Set A New World Record: 4:08.26

2. 4x100m Freestyle: Bronze

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3. 200m Freestyle: Bronze

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4. 200m Butterfly: Gold

Set A New Olympic Record: 1:54.04
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Set A New Olympic Record: 1:54.04

5. 4x200m Frestyle: Gold

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6. 200m Individual Medley: Gold

Set A New Olympic Record: 1:57.14
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Set A New Olympic Record: 1:57.14

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7. 100m Butterfly: Gold

Set A New Olympic Record: 51.25
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Set A New Olympic Record: 51.25

8. 4x100m Medley: Gold

Phelps did not swim in the final, instead opting to give up his spot to Ian Crocker. But since he swam in the heats, he got a medal.
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Phelps did not swim in the final, instead opting to give up his spot to Ian Crocker. But since he swam in the heats, he got a medal.

Athens Totals:

• 6 Gold Medals

• 2 Bronze Medals

• 1 World Record

• 3 Olympic Records

Beijing: 2008 Olympics

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9. 400m Individual Medley: Gold

Set A New World Record: 4:03.84
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Set A New World Record: 4:03.84

10. 4x100m Freestyle: Gold

Set A New World Record: 3:08.24
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Set A New World Record: 3:08.24

11. 200m Freestyle

Set A New World Record: 1:42.96
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Set A New World Record: 1:42.96

12. 200m Butterfly: Gold

Set A New World Record: 1:52.03
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Set A New World Record: 1:52.03

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13. 4x200m Freestyle: Gold

Set A New World Record: 6:58.56
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Set A New World Record: 6:58.56

14. 200m individual Medley: Gold

Set A New World Record: 1:54.23
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Set A New World Record: 1:54.23

15. 100m Butterfly: Gold

Set A New Olympic Record: 50.58
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Set A New Olympic Record: 50.58

16. 4x100m Medley: Gold

Set A New World Record: 3:29.24
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Beijing Totals:

• 8 Gold Medals

• 7 World Records

• 1 Olympic Record

London: 2012 Olympics

17. 4x100m Freestyle: Silver

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18. 200m Butterfly: Silver

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19. 4x200m Freestyle: Gold

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20. 200m Individual Medley: Gold

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21. 100m Butterfly: Gold

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22. 4x100m Meldey: Gold

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London Totals:

• 4 Gold Medals

• 2 Silver Medals

Overall Totals:

•18 Gold Medals (The most gold medals by a single Olympian ever. DOUBLE the number held by the Olympians in second place.)

• 2 Silver Medals

• 2 Bronze Medals

• 22 Total Medals

• 8 World Record

• 4 Olympic Records