Written by Staff Writer
14 Aug, 2016 | 9:44 pm
The most decorated Olympian of all time, swimmer Michael Phelps of team USA secured his 23rd and final Olympic Gold Medal.
Phelps who has dominated the pool in Rio, Brazil, swam the butterfly leg of the 4 into 100 medley relay to set up a win for the American team before retiring from the sport.
Thirty one-year-old Michael Phelps, secured his fifth gold of Rio 2016 when he teamed up with Ryan Murphy, Cody Miller and Nathan Adrian to set a new Games record of three minutes 27.95 seconds in the Mens 4×100 medley relay.
Britain finished 2.71 seconds adrift to take silver while Australia secured the bronze.
The American legend, Michael Phelps bowed out with 28 medals from five Olympics after making his debut in 2000.
Phelps won 6 gold medals and 2 bronze medals at the 2004 Athens Olympics and then went onto bag 8 gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Proving unbeatable in the pool, Phelps swept the boards at the 2012 London Olympics with 4 gold medals and 2 silver medals to his name.
Phelp’s total tally of 28 Olympic medals is 10 more than Gymnast Larisa Latynina, who competed for the Soviet Union between 1956 and 1964, won 18, nine of them gold.
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