From the article: Michael Phelps, the Greatest Swimmer of All Time
Over his swimming career, Michael Phelps won 22 Olympic Medals, 18 of those Gold, he won 33 World Championship Medals, 26 of those Gold, and over his swimming career, he set 39 world records. Has any other swimmer done something comparable? Will another swimmer ever do it?
- Absolutely! No can and probably ever will compete on the same level as Michael Phelps did.
- —Guest Collin
Barring Some Leap of Human Physiology...
- Yes, and I hope that he can create a great life post competing. Seemed to go a bit to his head after Bejing and I hope he's grown up and can continue to contribute to kids and his sport going forward. I also hope that his career stays scandal free. I'd also consider him to be one of the greatest athletes ever, not just swimmers.