RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 07: Michael Phelps of United States poses with his Gold medal from the Men’s 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay during Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Michael Phelps won a record 19th Olympic gold medal as the U.S. on Sunday clinched the men’s 4×100 metres freestyle relay title of the Rio Games.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 31-year-old came to Brazil as the most decorated Olympian in history and has now won 23 medals at five Games.
He swam the second leg for the U.S., who won in 3:9.92 seconds, with France second in 3:10.53 and Australia third in 3:11.37.
NAN recalls that Phelps came out of retirement in 2014, having quit after London 2012.
He has won twice as many Olympic gold medals as the athlete second on the list, former Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina.
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