Rio 2016: Phelps wins 19th Olympic gold

Rio 2016: Phelps wins 19th Olympic gold

Monday, August 8, 2016 9:34 am


 Phelps: the most decorated Olympian

Phelps: the most decorated Olympian

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 a time of three minutes 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.(NAN)

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