Phelps Ends Olympic Career On Top
(LONDON) -- Michael Phelps' Olympic career came to an end on Saturday with another gold medal.
After debuting in the 2000 Sydney Olympics as a 15-year-old teenager, Phelps ended his career by winning his 18th gold medal in the 4x100-meter medley relay.
After the race, Phelps celebrated with his teammates Matt Grevers, Brendan Hansen and Nathan Adrian before heading off the deck for the last time in his suit.
Phelps retires with twice as many gold medals as any other Olympian, and his 22 total medals is the best out of anyone who ever competed in these games. He also wound up with more medals than any other swimmer at the games: four gold medals and two silver medals.
The Americans won in 3 minutes, 29.35 seconds, just shy of their own Olympic record from Beijing. Japan took the silver in 3:31.26, and Australia took the bronze in 3:31.68.
The U.S. men had never lost the medley relay at the Olympic Games.
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