Michael Phelps was born on June 30, 1985. He holds the record to get the achieve most Olympics medals that he won at the age of 28. He also achieved the 23 gold medals along with 13 individual golds. However, he was the first athlete to win and receive many achievements, just at the age of 28. But these achievements came with many troubles that he had to face in his life.
In February 2009, we found the 13-year-old Phelps to apologize for youth imprudence. Because at a party, he was caught smoking a bong that contained marijuana. This party was hosted three months after the Olympics, where he had won eight gold medals. It was in this period that Phelps was on a break from training. From here, we can clearly understand that this is not the first time that Phelps is involved in consuming marijuana.
Some Hidden Dark Secrets Of Michael Phelps
After this incident, he apologized to his fans. His apology was accepted by most of the Americans, and most of his corporate sponsors also supported him. There was a little damage in his career when he got suspended for three months from the USA swimming. Even his face was removed from the Kellogg’s cereal box. After this, Phelps made it a point to show to the world that smoking marijuana cannot stop him from excelling in his field. It proved that many Americans who are recreational drug users and those who use drugs could lead their lives normally. Phelps is a living example of this. Though he never admitted this because of the consequences that will follow when he will tell the truth.
We do not know whether Phelps is a recreational drug user or not because there is just one incident that showed him guilty. We may consider him to be the high profile example of a regular drug user with zero effects, then those who are exposed to criminal activities due to drug prohibition. Most of the people indeed have to struggle with the addiction of drugs. Most of them are considered as criminals, instead of being treated as people suffering from medical problems.
Some Of The Records And Medals Of Him
Phelps has acquired 28 medals at the Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, Athens, London, and Rio. He got two bronze medals, three silver medals, and 23 gold medals. He set the record to receive the most medals than any Olympic athlete has ever received. However, he won one silver and five gold medals at the 2016 Olympic Games. He became one of the oldest gold medalists in the history of the Olympic swimming. In the same event, he is also the first swimmer to get the four succeeding gold medals. Phelps is the only swimming athlete to set the world record of 39, which is the most record that anyone has yet set.