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Michael Phelps named Male Athlete of the Year at the 2014 USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards

He was crowned with the title for a fifth time

Nov 26, 2014 17:15 IST
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Michael Phelps was crowned Male Athlete of the Year at the 2014 USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards on 24 November 2014. He was crowned with the title for a fifth time.

Earlier, he won the title in 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2012. He was awarded with the title despite being suspended from competition for six months after a drunken driving arrest in September 2014.

About Michael Phelps

Michael Fred Phelps is an American swimmer and the most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 22 medals. Phelps also holds the all-time records for most Olympic Gold medals, Olympic Gold medals in individual events, and Olympic medals in individual events for a male.

In winning eight Gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games, Phelps took the record for the most first-place finishes at any single Olympic Games. Five of those victories were in individual events, tying the single Games record. In the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Phelps won four Gold and two Silver medals, making him the most successful athlete of the Games for the third Olympics in a row.

 

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