SWIMMING Michael Phelps makes history, Allison Schmitt rolls Michael Phelps makes history, Allison Schmitt rolls ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Al Bello/Getty Images Michael Phelps waved after receiving the silver medal in the men's 200m butterfly. He later won gold in a team the 4 x 200m team relay. associated press At age 15, Phelps qualified for the 2000 Sydney Olympics Games and competed in the 200-meter butterfly. associated press While he did not medal, Phelps did make the finals to compete in Sydney, coming in fifth. Thomas Kienzle/associated press Ahead of the 2004 Games, Phelps set a world record in the 200-meter individual medley at the World Championships in Barcelona. Stephen Carr/associated press Phelps, left, with his coach Bob Bowman in 2004. Lucy Nicholson/REUTERS Phelps broke the world record in the 400-meter individual medley at the US Olympic Swimming Trials in 2004. BARRY CHIN/Globe Staff Phelps won the gold medal in the 400-meter individual medley at the 2004 Games. Phelps won a total of six gold medals in Athens. MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images At the 2008 Beijing Olympics Games, Phelps won gold in the 100-meter butterfly. TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images Phelps also won gold and broke a world record for the 400-meter individual medley in Beijing. Associated Press Phelps won eight gold medals at the Beijing games, breaking Mark Spitz's 1972 record of seven gold medals won in a single Olympic Games. Jorge Silva/REUTERS Phelps hit the starting block as he watched his teammates during 4x100 meter freestyle relay at the London 2012 games. AFP/Getty Images The team ended up winning silver in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay. REUTERS Phelps failed to medal in the 400-meter individual medley in London in 2012, coming in fourth. Clive Rose/Getty Images Winning his 18th medal, Michael Phelps came in second in the 200-meter butterfly at the 2012 London Olympics Monday. Al Bello/Getty Images Phelps, shown prior to today's races, has broken the all-time record for Olympic medals with 19.