• MyFoxBoston.com Yearbook: Michael Phelps, Person of the year


    FOX 25 viewers voted Michael Phelps the person of the year in the MyFoxBoston.com 2012 yearbook.

    Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all-time, decided to end his Olympic career with the closing of the 2012 Summer Olympics.

    The 27-year-old Phelps began his Olympic career at age 15. Phelps quickly became a household name as the youngest person to ever set a world swimming record with his 200-meter butterfly in 2001. Phelps would continue to smash world records for the rest of his career.

    Phelps ended his career with a whopping 22 medals; 18 gold, two silver, and two bronze.

    Here is a list of Phelps' medals and world records:


    800-meter freestyle relay, 2012

    200-meter individual medley, 2012

    4x200-meter freestyle relay, 2012

    4x100-meter medley relay, 2012

    200-meter freestyle, 2008

    100-meter butterfly, 2008

    200-meter butterfly, 2008

    200-meter individual medley, 2008

    400-meter individual medley, 2008

    400-meter freestyle relay, 2008

    800-meter freestyle relay, 2008

    400-meter medley relay, 2008

    100-meter butterfly, 2004

    200-meter butterfly, 2004

    200-meter individual medley, 2004

    400-meter individual medley, 2004

    800-meter freestyle relay, 2004

    400-meter medley relay, 2004


    200-meter butterfly, 2012

    400-meter freestyle relay, 2012


    200-meter freestyle, 2004

    400-meter freestyle relay, 2004

    List from: UPI.COM

    World records:

    100 butterfly

    200 butterfly

    400 individual medley

    400 freestyle relay

    800 freestyle relay

    400 medley relay


    list from: USA Swimming

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