A Medley Relay Victory in His Final Race, Phelps Claims 18th Olympic Gold
Michael Phelps was honored with a special individual ceremony after concluding his record-breaking career Saturday as the most decorated Olympian. FINA president Julio Maglione presented Phelps with a silver trophy to recognize his achievements.
Phelps pushed the United States in front to win the medley relay Saturday in the final swimming event of the London Games, after which he is retiring. At these games Phelps won four gold medals and two silvers, more medals than any other swimmer.
Last Tuesday, Phelps became the most decorated Olympian of all time when he won a record 19th Olympic medal at the London Games. With help from his American relay teammates, Phelps won his first gold medal in London in the 800-meter freestyle. He followed that achievement with three more gold medal performances this week, as he swam to victories in the 200-meter individual medley, the 100-meter butterfly and the 4×100-meter medley relay.
Read more about the amazing achievements of Michael Phelps in the New York Times here.
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