(August 3, 1984- )
Born in Canandaigua, New York
Winner of 11 Olympic medals (1 gold and 1 silver in 2004; 2 golds and 2 bronze in 2008; 2 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze in 2012)
Winner of 19 medals at the Swimming World Championships (12 golds, 3 silvers, 4 bronze)
Has held world records in such events as the 200 meter individual medley and the 200 meter backstroke
Swimming World's male Swimmer of the Year (2010)
Why he might be annoying
He swam in the shadow of teammate Michael Phelps.
He didn't take swimming seriously until he was a high school junior.
He has modeled for several magazines.
He has a tattoo of the Olympic rings on his right bicep.
He had endorsement deals with Gatorade and Speedo.
During the Rio Olympics, he claimed he and some teammates were robbed at gunpoint by police impersonators at a gas station; his teammates later revealed this story was a fabrication. (August 2016)
Why he might not be annoying
As of 2011, he had 57 career medals in major competitions.
At the 2010 Short Course World Championships and the 2011 World Championships, he was the first swimmer to break world records since the controversial body suits that enhanced performances were banned.
He has a reputation for being a 'free spirit.'
He is a Cheech and Chong fan.
He is involved with the cause to find a cure for muscular dystrophy .
Credit: whiff boy
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