2012 LONDON SUMMER OLYMPICS IN PICTURES
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!
[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
Special Shout Out:
“As I climb out of the water, I always think about my Dad.” – Tom Daley