Michael Phelps

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Michael Phelps was born in 6.30,1985 in Baltimore of the US.

Unfortunatly,he got a very terrible and unhappy time in his childhood.His parents always quarreled and quarreled.Little Michael felt so sad,so he put himself into the swimming pool.It seemed to be the only way for him to keep happy.

When he was 15 ,Michael competed at the Sydeny Olympics.But the reault seemed a little disappointed.He didn't win a medal.But he never gave up.After that,he swam every day,no Christmas,no New Year,even no brithdays.A famous saying goes"Where there is a will,there is a way."After 4 years training,he did a nice job in the Athens Olyimpics.He got 8 medals.And 6 of them are gold medals.

Now he is one of the greatest swimmers in the world.I still remembered what he said after the Athens Olyimpics.He said "I don't want to be Mark Spitz No.2 ,I just want to be Michael Phelps No.1."Now he realized his dream.He won 8 gold medals in the Beijing Olyimpics.He broke the world records,he made the history.Of course he made him famous to the whole world.

Stephen Hawking has ever said"Life is not fair,so you have to do the best in your own situation."Michael sets a very good example to us.

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