Michael Phelps, born 30 June 1985 in Baltimore, Maryland, is an American swimmer and the most successful Olympian of all time.
Phelps took eight gold medals at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. He touched so once again the record (he did so in the 2004 Athens Olympics, but was "only" six of the medals of gold at that time) for most medals at one Olympics, a record that was first appointed by Aleksandr Dityatin at the Summer Olympic Games 1980 in Moscow.
Phelps's success has generated him the title World Swimmer of the Year in 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2007.
Prior to the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Phelps had aimed to bring eight gold medals, and also beat Mark Spitz record of seven gold from Munich in 1972, and become the athlete with the most won Olympic gold medals of all time. Phelps went on to win eight gold in Beijing, seven of the världsrekordtid. He has thus passed Paavo Nurmi, Larissa Latynina, Mark Spitz and Carl Lewis, who has nine Olympic gold each. Phelps now has a total of fourteen gold medals.
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Phil Mickelson, born 16 June 1970 in San Diego, California, is an American professional golfer.
He is nicknamed Lefty because he plays left-handed despite being right-handed.
As a professional competitor, Mickelson's playing style is described by many as "aggressive" and highly social. Sometimes, his strategy towards difficult shots (bad lies, obstructions) tends to be what may be considered risky and a gamble.
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Rafael Nadal, born 3 June 1986 in Manacor, Mallorca, is a professional Spanish left-handed tennis player. He is the player who was ranked in second place in the world ranking for 158 weeks. In June 6, 2010 he was ranked as number one in the world. With the win of the U.S. Open September 13, 2010 Nadal became the seventh Spaniard male player ever to have won all four Grand Slam titles in singles.
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David Beckham, born 2 May 1975, is an English former footballer. He has played for Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, Milan, Los Angeles Galaxy, Paris Saint-Germain, and the England national team for which he holds the appearance record for an outfield player.
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