Michael Phelps

Swimmer Michael Phelps poses for a portrait during the 2012 Team USA Media Summit on May 13, 2012 in Dallas, Texas. (Ronald Martinez, Getty Images / May 13, 2012)

Medal Count

Michael Phelps will swim in his fourth Olympics in London. He has won 14 golds and two bronze medals. He needs three medals to pass gymnast Larisa Latynina of the Soviet Union, who won 18 medals (9 gold, 5 silver and 4 bronze) from 1956-64. Here is how Phelps has fared in three Olympics and what his finals schedule is like for London:

2000 Sydney Olympics — 15 years old

No medals, best finish is 5th in the 200 butterfly.

2004 Athens Olympics — 19 years old

Gold: 100-meter butterfly

Gold: 200 butterfly

Gold: 200 individual medley

Gold: 400 IM

Gold: 4 X 200 freestyle relay

Gold: 4 X 100 medley relay

Bronze: 200 freestyle

Bronze: 4 X 100 freestyle relay

2008 Beijing Olympics — 23 years old

Gold: 100 butterfly

Gold: 200 butterfly

Gold: 200 freestyle

Gold: 200 IM

Gold: 400 IM

Gold: 4 X 100 freestyle relay