Classic SI Photos of Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps remains the most decorated Olympian of all time with 23 golds and 28 overall medals in four Olympics.. Here, we present these classic SI photos of Michael Phelps through the years.

Michael Phelps poses during a photo shoot on Feb. 20, 2004 in Baltimore. - Simon Bruty
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Michael Phelps poses during a photo shoot on May 4, 2004 at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. - Simon Bruty
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Peter Vanderkaay, Michael Phelps, and Ryan Lochte celebrate after winning the Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay Final during the Summer Olympics on Aug. 17, 2004 at Olympic Aquatic Centre in Athens, Greece. - Simon Bruty
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Michael Phelps swims in the Men's 100m Butterfly Final during the Summer Olympics on Aug. 20, 2004 at Olympic Aquatic Centre in Athens, Greece. Phelps won gold with an Olympic record time of 51.25. - Heinz Kluetmeier
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Michael Phelps tries to submerge a laptop computer during a photo shoot on Jan. 26, 2005 at Canham Natatorium on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, Mich. - Heinz Kluetmeier
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Michael Phelps reacts to weighing down a laptop computer during a photo shoot on Jan. 26, 2005 at Canham Natatorium on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, Mich. - Heinz Kluetmeier
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Michael Phelps swims to an underwater study lounge during a photo shoot on Jan. 26, 2005 at Canham Natatorium on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, Mich. - Heinz Kluetmeier
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Michael Phelps dives at the start of the Men's 200m Individual Medley Final during an International Meet on June 25, 2006 at George F. Haines International Swim Center in Santa Clara, Calif. - Peter Read Miller
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Michael Phelps swims during the Men's 400m Individual Medley Heats on April 1, 2007 at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia. - Heinz Kluetmeier
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Michael Phelps laughs with teammate as USA coach Bob Bowman looks on during training for the Beijing Olympic Games on Feb. 19, 2008 at Canham Natatorium on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, Mich. - Simon Bruty
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Michael Phelps poses during a photo shoot on Feb. 23, 2008 at the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, Mich. - Simon Bruty
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Michael Phelps poses during a photo shoot on Feb. 23, 2008 at the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, Mich. - Simon Bruty
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Michael Phelps swims underwater during a photo shoot on Feb. 23, 2008 at the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, Mich. - Simon Bruty
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Michael Phelps swims in the Men's 400m Individual Medley Final during the Summer Olympics on Aug. 10, 2008 at the National Aquatics Center (Water Cube) in Beijing, China. Phelps won gold with a world record time of 4:03.84. - Simon Bruty
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Michael Phelps poses in a tuxedo during a photo shoot on Nov. 18, 2008 at New York Athletic Club in New York City. - Heinz Kluetmeier
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Michael Phelps poses in a tuxedo underwater during a photo shoot on Nov. 18, 2008 at New York Athletic Club in New York City. - Heinz Kluetmeier
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Michael Phelps swims in a tuxedo underwater during a photo shoot on Nov. 18, 2008 at New York Athletic Club in New York City. - Heinz Kluetmeier
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Michael Phelps poses with a birthday cake ahead of the 20th anniversary of SI Kids during a photo shoot on Nov. 18, 2008 at New York Athletic Club in New York City. - Heinz Kluetmeier
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Michael Phelps listens to music on his iPod before competition on May 15, 2009 at Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center in Charlotte, N.C. - Simon Bruty
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Michael Phelps dives at the start of the Men's 100m Backstroke during the International Grand Prix Swim Meet on June 13, 2009 at George F. Haines International Swim Center in Santa Clara, Calif. - Peter Read Miller
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Michael Phelps dives at the start of the Men's 200m Butterfly Final during the FINA World Championships on July 29, 2009 at Foro Italico in Rome, Italy. - Heinz Kluetmeier
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Michael Phelps reacts to winning the Men's 100m Butterfly Final during the FINA World Championships on July 29, 2009 at Foro Italico in Rome, Italy. - Heinz Kluetmeier
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Michael Phelps walks along the field following the Baltimore Ravens 20-17 OT win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Nov. 29, 2009 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. - David Bergman
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Michael Phelps practices his backstroke during the International Grand Prix Swim Meet on June 17, 2011 at George F. Haines International Swim Center in Santa Clara, Calif. - Peter Read Miller
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Michael Phelps practices his backstroke during the International Grand Prix Swim Meet on June 18, 2011 at George F. Haines International Swim Center in Santa Clara, Calif. - Peter Read Miller
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Michael Phelps holds a bunny as he is greeted by fans following the Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relays Final during the FINA World Swimming Championships on July 24, 2011 at Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai, China. - Heinz Kluetmeier
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Michael Phelps poses with SI Swimsuit model Bar Refaeli during a photo shoot on Nov. 30, 2011 in New York City. - Walter Iooss Jr.
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Michael Phelps poses with SI Swimsuit model Bar Refaeli during a photo shoot on Nov. 30, 2011 in New York City. - Walter Iooss Jr.
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Michael Phelps poses with SI Swimsuit model Bar Refaeli during a photo shoot on Nov. 30, 2011 in New York City. - Walter Iooss Jr.
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Michael Phelps poses with SI Swimsuit model Bar Refaeli during a photo shoot on Nov. 30, 2011 in New York City. - Walter Iooss Jr.
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Michael Phelps swims in the Men's 200m Butterfly Final during U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials on June 28, 2012 at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebr. - Heinz Kluetmeier
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Nathan Adrian, Michael Phelps, Cullen Jones and Ryan Lochte look on after the Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay Final during the Summer Olympics on July 29, 2012 at the Aquatics Centre in London. - Heinz Kluetmeier
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Michael Phelps swims in the Men's 200m Individual Medley Final during the Summer Olympics on July 29, 2012 at the Aquatics Centre in London. - Mike Powell
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Michael Phelps holds a signed ticket from the night he won his 17th individual gold medal during a photo shoot on Aug. 7, 2012 at NBC's Today Show television set in Olympic Park in London. - Neil Leifer
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Michael Phelps looks on during Four-Ball matches on Sept. 29, 2012 at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill. - Robert Beck
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Michael Phelps walks along the field during the AFC Championship game between the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots on Jan. 20, 2013 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. - Damian Strohmeyer
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Michael Phelps reacts to a drive during the Pro-Am on Jan. 30, 2013 at TPC Scottsdale, Ariz. - Kohjiro Kinno
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Michael Phelps takes a picture with his iPhone during Super Bowl XLVII between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers on Feb. 3, 2013 at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. - Al Tielemans
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Michael Phelps smiles during the Swimming Grand Prix Series on April 25, 2014 at Skyline Aquatic Center in Mesa, Ariz. - Donald Miralle
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Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte pose together before the Men's 100m Butterfly Final during the Swimming Grand Prix Series on April 25, 2014 at Skyline Aquatic Center in Mesa, Ariz. - Donald Miralle
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Michael Phelps poses during a photo shoot on Nov. 5, 2015 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. - Simon Bruty
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Michael Phelps poses during a photo shoot on Nov. 5, 2015 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. - Simon Bruty
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Michael Phelps poses during a photo shoot on May 27, 2016 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. - Robert Beck
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Michael Phelps competes in the second semifinal heat of the Men's 200m Butterfly during the Summer Olympics on Aug. 8, 2016 at the Olympic Aquatics Centre in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. - Donald Miralle
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Michael Phelps kisses his gold medal after winning the Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay Final on Aug. 7, 2016 at the Olympic Aquatic Centre in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. - Donald Miralle
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Michael Phelps dives at the start of the Men's 200m Butterfly Final on Aug. 9, 2016 at the Olympic Aquatic Centre in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. - Donald Miralle
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Team USA's Michael Phelps reacts after winning his last race, the Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay Final on Aug. 13, 2016 at the Olympic Aquatic Centre in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. - Donald Miralle
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