Olympic Swimming Results: Michael Phelps Wins Gold In Final Race


Michael Phelps says he’s retiring after the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, though his incredible performance thus far suggests he should give it a second thought.

Still, as far as we know, Saturday is the last chance to watch Phelps swim in the Olympics ever. His involvement in the 4×100-meter medley relay highlights a night full of medal action.

We’ll keep you updated with results throughout the night. Here’s what’s on tap:

Women’s 50M Freestyle
American Simone Manuel took home a silver medal in the final, her second medal of the week. She tied for a gold medal earlier this week. She’ll compete again in the 4×100-meter medley relay later.

Here are the podium times for the race:
1. Pernille Blume, Denmark, 24.07
2. Simone Manuel, USA, 24.09
3. Aliaksandra Herasimenia, Belarus, 24.11

Men’s 1500M Freestyle
Connor Jaeger (14:39.48) set an American record en route to a silver medal, while fellow countryman Jordan Wilimovsky (14:45.03) finished fourth. Italy’s Gregorio Paltrinieri (14:34.57) nearly set a world record en route to the gold, while his teammate, Gabriele Detti (14:40.86), won the bronze.

Women’s 4x100M Medley Relay
Simone Manuel anchored the relay and secured victory for the Americans, a team that included Lilly King, Dana Vollmer and Kathleen Baker. The victory was Team USA’s 1,000th Olympic gold medal ever. They finished in 3:53.13, defeating Australia (3:55.00) and Denmark (3:55.01) on the podium.

Men’s 4x100M Medley Relay
Michael Phelps won his 23rd career Olympic gold medal and 28th medal overall, swimming the third leg of the relay. His team set a few records in the process.

The Americans won in an Olympic-record time of 3:27.95. Ryan Murphy, who won Olympic gold earlier this week in the 100- and 200-meter backstroke, led off the relay in the backstroke and set a world record (52.19 seconds) for 100 meters. Not a bad way to start.

Cody Miller went second and had a good time, followed by Phelps, who gave USA the lead. Then, Nathan Adrian anchored and set an Olympic record for his final 100 meters.

Great Britain finished with silver (3:29.24) and Australia took bronze (3:29.93).

What a way to end a career for Phelps.

Thumbnail photo via Rob Schumacher/USA TODAY Sports Images

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