Phelps: Lots of golds, and nice teeth tooMichael Phelps's place in the history of swimming was already secured even before he dipped a toe into the Aquatic centre water at London 2012. His six golds in Athens in 2004 and eight more in Beijing four years ago made sure of that.
But the 6'4" swimmer's superb performances in the final Games of his career have left people not asking if he is the greatest swimmer of all time, but whether he is the greatest Olympian.
If you're looking purely at his medal statistics, there's no argument: with 22 medals, Phelps has four more than the next-best athlete, Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina.
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