The Rio 2016 Olympic Games are in full swing and the most decorated athlete in history, Michael Phelps is already breaking records. Swimming in the men’s 4×100-meter freestyle relay alongside Nathan Adrian, Ryan Held and Caeleb Dressel Sunday night, the 31-year-old helped earn gold for Team USA, but not without mindblowing form. Here, three reasons the swimmer’s first gold in Rio was incredible.
Michael Phelps Tears Up After Winning 22nd Gold Medal
Amid the all the world records and Olympic gold medals, Michael Phelps is just another guy who's had to deal with a problem that's confronted many other people: attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. After an inability to concentrate led to the diagnosis when Phelps was in middle school, he worked with his parents and teachers to impose a better structure on his life and learning habits. Coupled with the right medication and dedication, he was able to overcome the issue.