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American Olympic swimmer Michael Fred Phelps II has won 18 gold medals for Olympic swimming events between 2004 and 2012, and a combination of 61 gold medals between the Olympics, World, and Pan-Pacific Championships. He won his first Olympic gold medal in 2004 for the Men's 4x100m Medley Relay.

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How many gold medals does Michael Phelps have?
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Phelps has also garnered two bronze medals in the same Olympic year, as well as a pair of silver medals in London's 2012 Olympic games. As of 2014 Phelps is the most decorated Olympian in history and holds the record for all-time Olympic gold medals, including eight from the 2008 Beijing Games alone.

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