Using the APE Index calculation Michael Phelps APE Index is 1.052
80 inches (203 cm) divided by 76 inches (193 cm) gives Michael Phelps APE Index as 1.052, which is way ABOVE average even among elite Athletes.
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In comparison, if we take another world-class swimmer Caeleb Dressel 6 ft 3 in (191 cm), who is almost the same height as Michael Phelps but has a wingspan of 6 ft 4 in (193.04 cm), which gives makes his APE Index be 1.010.
Having a positive ape index, particularly in sports like swimming,
, and rock climbing, can be advantageous because longer arms allow for greater reach and increased leverage in the water.
Phelps can cover More Distance with EACH STROKE, resulting in more POWERFUL and EFFICIENT swimming, giving him an edge over his competitors.
Michael Phelps has a very high APE Index, which, along with his hard work in training, has undoubtedly helped him win a record 23 Olympic GOLD medals and set numerous world records, solidifying his status of GOAT in Swimming.