Phelps over the history
Broke a 2000-year record
Michael Phelps holds the record for individual titles: 12 gold medals.
This record was broken after 2000 years, beating Leonidas of Rhodes.
This ancient Greek athlete won 3 consecutive races at every Olympiad since 164 BC. to 152 BC, totaling 12 successes.
The three disciplines in which he excelled were: the "stadion", a 200m sprint, the "diaulos", similar to the 400m long "stadion" and the "hoplitodromos", the armor race.