Who is michael phelps dating august 2016

As well as landing the 4x200m freestyle relay title, he took silver in the 200m butterfly and the 4x100m freestyle relay before claiming an 18th Olympic gold in the 4x100m medley.

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In the years that followed, the Bob Bowman prodigy became the most decorated swimmer in the history of the world championships, winning five more titles in Rome in 2009 and a further four in Shanghai two years later to take his Worlds medal collection to 33, 26 of them golds.

In making his fourth Olympic appearance at London 2012, where he announced his impending retirement, Phelps became the first male swimmer to win the 100m butterfly and 200m individual medley titles at three consecutive Games.

Still the world-record holder for the 100m butterfly (49.82 seconds), 200m butterfly (.51), 400m individual medley (.84) and the 4x100m (.24) and 4x200m freestyle (.55) relays, the greatest swimmer of them all was in determined mood ahead of Rio 2016.

“ years old and swimming faster than I ever have before,” he warned, letting everyone know that he was still hungry to add to his record tally of Olympic titles and medals.

“This all started and began with one little dream as a kid to change the sport of swimming, try to do something nobody has ever done,” he said after making it gold number 22.

The following day he shared silver with close friends and rivals Chad Le Clos and Laszlo Cseh behind Singaporean youngster Joseph Schooling in the 100m butterfly.

Reflecting on that achievement, the ever-demanding swimmer said: “It was great, I was fifth, that’s a pretty big accomplishment. “I was trying to be as prepared as I could, and I tried to see what I could really do and what my potential was.

I just really did kind of whatever it took.” Phelps had won five world titles by the time he opened his Olympic account at Athens 2004.

Through the ups and downs of my career I’ve still been able to do everything that I’ve ever wanted to accomplish.

I’ve been able to do things that no-one else has ever been able to do and this is one of the funniest ways to finish it, in a relay.” Phelps’ London exploits took his career tally of Olympic medals to a record 23, moving him past the previous best of 18, amassed by Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina in the 1950s and 60s.

Just being able to finish this way is special because now I’m able to start the next chapter in my life.” In December 2016, Phelps posed with every one of his Olympic medals for the magazine Michael Phelps of the United States competes in the Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final on Day 8 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 13, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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