Michael Phelps won his 21st Olympic Gold as the US freestyle relay team finished the 4×200 freestyle relay finals with a total time of 7:00.66. The USA freestyle relay team is comprised of Conor Dwyer, Townley Haas, Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps. They enjoyed a relatively significant lead over the Great Britain team comprised of Stephen Milne, Duncan Scott, Daniel Wallace and James Guy who finished with a time of 7:03.13 winning silver. Japan?s team managed to take third place with a time of 7:03.50. Other countries who competed in the finals were Australia, Russia, Germany, Netherlands and Belgium.
Michael Phelps has 25 Olympic medals overall and he still has two more events to compete in. These events are the Men?s 200m individual medley event and the Men?s 100m butterfly event.
You can catch the events on Sports5 on YouTube. You can browse for your favorite Olympic events there. Here is the schedule:
On Wednesday, August 10 at 1:09 PM ET, Phelps will compete in the Men?s 200m individual medley event. That will be on Day 5 of the Olympics. Phelps will then compete On Thursday, August 11 at 1:016 PM ET, he will compete in the Men?s 100m butterfly. Both of these events will determine which athletes will progress further in the competition. As always, we will publish the direct links
Phelps? 21 Olympic Gold medal record is already hard to beat. Wining one or two more would make beating it even harder. Michael Phelps? is likely to stay as the most decorated modern-day Olympian for a very long time.
Phelps has already won three gold medals alone in Rio Olympics 2016. His first event was the Men?s 100m freestyle relay where he won the first gold medal of the Summer Games. His second event to win gold in was the 200 meter butterfly. He also made history by being the first person in history to make five finals in the same event in swimming.
Swim fans will be watching and cheering for him. This might be his last Olympics.