Daily Olympic Countdown — 16 Days! [PHOTOS]
With the London Olympics fast approaching, we bring you a daily countdown filled with a little nugget of information that corresponds with the daily number. Today’s number? 16!
16- The Total Number of Medals Held By Olympic Swimmer Michael Phelps
Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympic swimmer of all time. His sixteen medals, earned over two Olympic showings in Athens and Beijing, consist of fourteen gold medals and two bronze medals.
Phelps is only three medals shy of becoming the most decorated Olympian in history–the title is currently held by Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina, who has eighteen career medals.