Michael Phelps Wins 22 Medals after Last Race of Olympic Career
There’s no denying that Michael Phelps is a great swimmer and, after Saturday (August 4), his Olympic career is officially over.
The 27-year-old athlete left London after earning his 22nd medal, the most out of any Olympic athlete, which he picked up after racing in the 4×100 medley relay at London's Aquatic Centre.
Phelps and his three teammates, Matt Grevers, Brendan Hansen and Nathan Adrian, finished in 3 minutes, 29.35 seconds to beat Japan and Australia.
The 6'4" swimming champ added to his staggering totals by topping teammate Ryan Lochte in the Men's 200m Individual Medley final.
The gold-clenching performance made for his twentieth Olympic Games medal, of which Phelps told press, "Cool to add to my resume."
He finishes his astonishing career with 18 golds and 22 overall medals, with four of the golds and two of the silvers being won in London.
Fellow Olympians took to Twitter to show their support including 2008 Women’s Gymnastics All-Around champion Nastia Liukin who shared, “Amazing!! RT @USOlympic: Most decorated Olympian of all time@MichaelPhelps ends his career with 22 Olympic medals (18 GOLD!) in 24 races.”
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