The Weight of Michael Phelps' Bling

Since there are many stupendously thorough examinations detailing the intrinsic value of Olympic medals, I'll focus on something much quicker: the combined weight of all Michael Phelp's medals.

17.97  pounds


The haul, complete as of August 13th:

Athens 2004
Gold: 6
Silver: 0
Bronze: 2
Medal weight: 135 grams  (for all medal types)

Subtotal: 1080 grams

Beijing 2008
Gold: 8
Silver: 0
Bronze: 0
Medal weight: 200 grams (all medal types)
Subtotal: 1600 grams

London 2012
Gold: 4
Silver: 2
Bronze: 0
Medal weights: Gold and Silver 412 grams; Bronze 357 grams
Subtotal: 2472 grams

Rio 2016
Gold: 5
Silver: 1
Bronze: 0
Medal weight: 500 grams (all medal types)
Subtotal: 3,000 grams

TOTAL
8.152 kg 17.97 lbs