Michael Phelps Height

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American former competitive swimmer, Michael Phelps is without a doubt the most successful and most decorated Olympian of all time with a total of 28 medals -- of them, there are 23 gold medals.

We all know Michael Phelps is tall. Height is an asset in swimming and Michael Phelps' body type has helped him enormously in becoming the swimmer he was. But how tall is he really?

Michael Phelps' official height is 6 ft 4 in -- he is universally considered to be as tall. Where did this number come from? As far as we are aware, you don't actually get measured for Olympic events, nor anywhere before that, this isn't NBA after all.

The thing is, we don't think that Michael is actually 6'4" tall. Don't believe us? Well, look up Michael's pictures with Kobe Bryant (6'5"), and you will observe that Michael clearly looks more than 2 inches shorter than him. 

Some more height comparisons of him -- like with 6'1½" tall Will Smith or 6'2½" The Rock only confirmed our impression of Michael's height some more. Now we don't think Michael is any taller than 6 feet 3 inches in real life.

The real height of Michael Phelps is

6'2¾" or 190 cm

Michael Phelps standing with Caeleb Dressel and Missy Franklin
Michael Phelps with Caeleb Dressel (6'1"), and Missy Franklin (claimed to be 6'1" but looking a bit taller in this pic)

Michael Phelps is one of the best to ever do it, so his quotes are being read.

Michael Phelps on self-limitations and dreams.

You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.

Michael Phelps on goals.

I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time.

Michael Phelps on grinding it out.

It's not how you start, but it's how you finish.

Michael Phelps on things that drives people.

Perseverance, determination, commitment, and courage-those things are real. The desire for redemption drives you.

Michael Phelps on giving it your best.

I want to be able to look back and say, 'I've done everything I can, and I was successful.' I don't want to look back and say I should have done this or that. I'd like to change things for the younger generation of swimmers coming along.

Michael Phelps on doing things differently.

The one thing that's common to all successful people is: They make a habit of doing things that unsuccessful people don't like to do.

Michael Phelps on the drive to do something.

Anything is possible as long as you want it, you work for it. Doesn't matter what anyone else thinks, the only person that can really put pressure on you is yourself".

Michael Phelps on his focus.

When I'm focused, there is not one single thing, person, or anything that can stand in the way of my doing something. There is not. If I want something bad enough, I feel I'm gonna get there.

Michael Phelps on life and time.

Our time on Earth is already short enough. For me, it's like every single day I try to be as happy as I can. It's crazy to think about. We never have enough time. That's always the thing. We always want to do more. So it's about being able to spend time on the things that are most important to you. Life is a lot easier that way, and obviously, life is pretty difficult a lot of the time.

Michael Phelps on ups and downs and mistakes.

I have had extreme ups and downs. The biggest thing I learned after I broke my wrist is to never give up. Nothing in life will ever come easy. It depends on how you deal with those obstacles and how you overcome those obstacles. If you can overcome them, you're a stronger person. If you make mistakes along the way, as long as you never make that same mistake again, you're a successful person.