Michael Phelps' 22 Olympic medal moments [Pictures]
At the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Towson native Michael Phelps has marched to become the greatest medal-winning Olympian of all time. Phelps had 16 entering the Games - 14 gold and two bronze. He needed three - 19 overall - to eclipse the record of 18 by Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina. He did it by July 31 with two silvers and a gold, and then just kept on winning. The following are Phelps' medal moments from Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and now London 2012.
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The start of something big: On Aug. 14, 2004, in the Athens Olympic games, Michael Phelps, shown here during the butterfly leg of his race, captured his first gold medal with a win in the 400-meter individual medley. Phelps set a world record of 4:08.26 in the Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. Medal Count: 1 gold = 1 total