After 2,168 years Michael Phelps beats Leonidas

We are not sure who’s keeping the records, but the statistic is quite amazing. The last time that an Olympic athlete won 12 gold medals during four consecutive Olympic Games was in 152 B.C when Leonidas won his last 3 gold medals at age 36. Now 31-year old Michael Phelps has won his 13th individual gold medal at his fourth Olympic Games. A statue of the legend Leonidas in his native Rhodes says: “He had the speed of a God.” Now we know who Michael Phelps is.

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After 2,168 years Michael Phelps beats Leonidas

We are not sure who’s keeping the records, but the statistic is quite amazing. The last time that an Olympic athlete won 12 gold medals during four consecutive Olympic Games was in 152 B.C when Leonidas won his last 3 gold medals at age 36. Now 31-year old Michael Phelps has won his 13th individual gold medal at his fourth Olympic Games. A statue of the legend Leonidas in his native Rhodes says: “He had the speed of a God.” Now we know who Michael Phelps is.

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