Minggu, 05 Agustus 2012

Phelps bows out with 18th gold

Michael Phelps
All eyes were on Michael Phelps as he brought to an end a career few can ever hope to match as he claimed his 18th Olympic gold medal as the USA won the 4 x 100m Medley Relay.

The 27-year-old now has 22 medals - 18 gold, two silver and two bronze - 12 years after his Games career started in Sydney when he was fifth in the 200m Butterfly.
Six golds and two bronze medals in Athens were followed by his historic eight gold medals in Beijing four years later.
When he was introduced before the final race of his career, his composure appeared to slip slightly.
He swam the butterfly leg and handed over to Nathen Adrian in first place for the freestyle as the USA clinched another title in 3:29.35.
The USA also won the women's 4 x 100m Medley Relay from Australia and Japan in a new world record.

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