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2012 Olympics: Michael Phelps’ Moment For Life, Recaps, And Pictures

2012 LONDON SUMMER OLYMPICS IN PICTURES

Recap

Closing Ceremony

Bloopers

 

Michael Phelps’ 22: The Most Decorated Olympian Of All Time

22 medals…18 gold. Congratulations Michael Phelps!

Thanks for all you have done for the USA at the Olympics!

XXOO Jenn

[Celebuzz] Michael Phelps is ending his time at the London Games with a bang.

The 27-year-old swimmer, who announced his retirement in May, has nabbed his 18th gold medal in the men’s 100-meter medley relay — the very last race ever in his Olympic career.

Phelps swam the butterfly leg of the race with teammates Matt Grevers, Brendan Hansen and Nathan Adrian — clocking in first at 3:29.35 in the overall relay. Japan and Australia came in second and third respectively.

So, what’s Phelps’ medal count now?

The American athlete has received a total of 22 Olympic medals in his career, besting former record holderLarisa Latynina as the most decorated Olympian of all time. The gymnast held the title with 18 medals until July 31, when Phelps was awarded his 19th in the men’s 200-meter freestyle relay.

Phelps was also given a lifetime achievement award from FINA, the sport’s swimming federation, during his last medal ceremony to celebrate his amazing accomplishments.

P.S. 22 Olympic medals, 5 months, 1 Megan. M&M anyone? 

 

Surprise! Shocking Moments of 2012 LO

 

Opening Ceremony (and David Beckham) In Pictures

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Special Shout Out:

“As I climb out of the water, I always think about my Dad.” – Tom Daley

Losing a game at the Olympics can be painful. Tom Daley, a diver, knows all about loss. Tom’s biggest fan, his father Rob, passed away in May 2011 following a long battle with brain cancer. It was his dream to watch his son compete in the London Olympic Games this year and had been to almost every training session and competition until his death.
“I told him how much I loved him and I thanked him for everything he had done for me. Every time I train I expect to see him sitting by the poolside, grinning and cracking jokes, making everyone around him laugh. He was not only my dad; he was my best friend… When I jump from the board at London 2012 Olympics in a few week’s time, it will be for him.” – Tom Daley
While he might not be poolside, I do believe he will still have the best seat in the house. To donate to his charity, purchase his book, or for more information visit http://www.tomdaley.tv or follow on Twitter @TomDaley1994
 
 
 
 
 
(Credit: NBC, BBC, Tom Daley, Reuters, London2012)
 
 
 
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