Michael Phelps has become the most popular Olympian with his medal tally reaching 19. The instrumental factor was his gold which he won at 4×200 metres freestyle relay on July 31, 2012. The 27 year old swimmer has surpassed the record of Larisa Latynina, the world famous Soviet gymnast who won 18 medals, nine of them gold, at Melbourne in 1956, Rome in 1960 and Tokyo in 1964.
Michael Phelps medal tally stands at 15 gold, two silver, two bronze. has always maintained that medal counts are not a concern for him; he just likes to excel and compete with himself.
Michael Phelps London Olympics 2012 Pictures