Michael Fred Phelps III, an American former competitive swimmer decorated Olympian of all time, total of 28 medals. Phelps holds the all-time records for Olympic gold medals individual events. He has eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games. As a American swimmer Mark Spitz's 1972 record of seven first-place finished at any single Olympic Games. In 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Phelps won four gold and two silver medals, and at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.