Michael Phelps Olympic News
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Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian ever and has already cemented his place as both a swimming hero and Olympic champion. But he came to the 2016 Rio Olympics looking to add to his hardware, continue to make history and avenge his silver medal finish in the men’s 200m butterfly event at the 2012 London Olympics.
As of 08/12/16, Michael Phelps has won a gold medal in the Rio Olympics in all four of the events he has participated in. This includes the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay, men’s 200m butterfly, men’s, 4x100m freestyle relay and the men’s 200m individual medley. Michael Phelps made history when he won the gold in the 200 m individual medley last night, becoming the first Olympian to win gold in four consecutive Olympics in the same event. This was also expected to be the last time he and his rival and friend, Ryan Lochte face each other in the pull.
However, while he has already won four gold medals at this Olympics, bringing his total gold medal count to 22 and his total overall Olympic medal count to 26, he still has a chance to add two more medals to his count before he is expected to retire at the completion of these games. Look for him to swim in the 100m butterfly event and the 4x100m medley race.