Everyone knows that Olympics are the pinnacle of a sportsman’s achievements. Then imagine this athlete who has won 22 Olympic medals and 18 of them gold. This is Michael Phelps for you, who has achieved beyond everyone’s wildest imagination. But he had dreamed that he would break the records that existed because otherwise, he would not be able to achieve such an impossible feat. He says, “I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and you put the work and time into it. I think your mind really controls everything.”
Michael Phelps was born in the Neighbourhood of Towson, Maryland just north of Baltimore on June 30, 1985. He is the youngest of three children. Phelps started to swim at the age of seven. He was diagnosed with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) in the sixth grade. At age 10 he started to train under Bob Bowan at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club. At that age, he already held the national record for his age group.