Published On: Sat, Aug 13th, 2016

Michael Phelps Wins Final Gold Of His Olympic Career

The one more shot thinking of Michael Phelps turned highly fruitful and he won a gold, his 5th in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and over 23rd.

The 31-year-old swimmer defeated all the competitors in the 4×100-meter medley relay Saturday night and was the final race of his career. He announced earlier not to be attending the next Tokyo Olympic Games.

In the history of Olympic Games Team USA has never lost the men’s medley relay.

Michael Phelps Wins Final Gold Of His Olympic Career

Phelps was third in the relay followed by Ryan Murphy and Cody Miller. The last in the leg was Nathan Adrian.

Murphy gave the team a 1.7-second lead.

Phelps said, “We put together great relays… Murph starting off with a world record is just insane. … I’ve had the opportunity to be on some of the greatest relays of all time. It truly is an honor.”

Phelps had been frequently saying he will be retiring following the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

After his final race at the Rio he said being ready henceforth for something different as his swimming career might be over.

He added to start whatever he wants in future and so it is not the end of a career in fact, but the beginning of a new journey.

Rio 2016 Olympic Games is Phelps 5th participation and until now he has won 23 gold medals in his life at Olympics.


Updated Medal Count (13th August)


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