Michael Phelps Ends Career as Most Decorated Olympian With 23 Gold Medals

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The legacy of American swimmer, Michael Phelps is one that shall outlive many others in the Olympic history.


The American swimmer finally signed off with 23 gold medals at the Games, out of an overall haul of 28.

This was his fifth Olympic Games appearance. Back in 2000, a 15-year-old Phelps first appeared on the big stage.

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At his final event, Phelps put the United States ahead to stay on the butterfly leg of the 4×100 medley relay and Nathan Adrian finished it off, giving the most decorated athlete in Olympic history his 23rd career gold medal.

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