Legendary Michael Phelps says goodbye to professional swimming. And he does it in the most glorious manner he could do. Phelps and fellow US swimmers won men’s 4×100 medley relay race with an Olympic record (3:27.95).
Phelps won his N 23 gold medal in the Olympic Games and organized an incredible farewell for himself.
Also, this gold was Phelps’s 28th medal at all in the Olympics. Phelps started his Olympic career in Sydney 2000, where he didn’t win a medal. The 15-year-old American finished 5th in 200 m butterfly.
But 4 years later no one could stop the future legend in Athens. In his first event, the 400-meter individual medley, Phelps won with a world record time of 4:08.26 to win his first Olympic gold medal. Michael won 6 gold medals and 2 bronzes in Greece.
However, it was Beijing 2008 where Phelps spent his best ever time in swimming. The American won all 8 races he participated in. Moreover, he set 7 world records and 1 Olympic record in those events.
Four years later in London, Phelps claimed 4 golds and 2 silvers. And finally, this year in Rio, Phelps has won 5 other golds and one more silver.