The countdown for the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics is nearly over when followers the world over will likely be handled to a fortnight of sporting drama with the world’s greatest athletes competing in quite a lot of occasions.
However who’s the best athlete of all of them?
This yr’s Olympics, which were postponed from last summer due to the coronavirus pandemic, are on account of get underway on Friday, July 23.
The Olympics is the most important stage of all for many athletes competing and with Usain Bolt not competing this yr, a brand new king or queen of athletics has the possibility to take centre stage.
They’ll be no Mo Farah either after he failed to achieve the qualifying time wanted to get into the Staff GB squad to defend his 10,000m title.
Whereas Farah and Bolt might have 12 Olympic medals between them, it’s a far cry from probably the most embellished Olympian of all time.
Who’s probably the most embellished Olympian of all time?
American swimmer Michael Phelps boasts the file for the athlete with probably the most medals in Olympics historical past with 28 to his title.
Phelps competed in 5 Olympic video games and racked up an unimaginable, 23 gold, three silver, and two bronze medals.
He went to his first video games at Sydney 2000 aged simply 15 and have become the youngest man within the USA staff for an Olympic Video games in 68 years.
Phelps didn’t decide up any medals however got here closest within the 200m butterfly the place he completed fifth.
However the expertise clearly helped him as from then on he dominated the subsequent 4 video games, ending as probably the most embellished athlete at everybody.
On the 2004 video games in Athens he introduced himself to the world by profitable six gold medals and two bronzes.
In Beijing 2008 he upped that to eight gold medals – profitable each occasion he entered – and achieved the best ever medal haul by a single athlete in an Olympic Video games.
He additionally broke world information in seven of the eight occasions he competed in.
At London 2012 he scooped 4 golds and two silvers in what was set to be his last Video games.
However he reversed his resolution to retire after London and headed to Rio in 2016 to bag 5 gold medals and one silver.
He retired for the second and last time after Rio, aged 31.
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