Michael Phelps Takes Gold in Last Race, Finishes With 22 Medals in Career

Michael Phelps Takes Gold in Last Race, Finishes With 22 Medals in CareerTalk about finishing on a high note.

Michael Phelps has said this will be his last time swimming in the Olympics, and he appears to have wrapped up the competition with the perfect prize.

Phelps won gold in the 4×100-meter medley relay Saturday night, giving him 22 medals in his career, 18 of which are gold.

The U.S. was down 0.21 seconds when Phelps dove into the pool for his leg of the race. He quickly turned the Americans' fortunes around. Phelps swam past Takeshi Matsuda of Japan and handed teammate Nathan Adrian a lead of 0.26 seconds.

The spurt gave the U.S. victory, with a final time of 3 minutes, 29.35 seconds. Japan took silver (3:31.26), and Australia won bronze (3:31.58).

Photo via Facebook/Michael Phelps

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