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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.
And that’s truly what I always dreamed of as a kid.
Phelps began his Rio campaign by swimming a decisive second leg in the 4x100m freestyle relay, helping the USA win gold ahead of France and Australia, the 19th of his storied career.
The 20th and 21st came within an hour of each other two days later, as he won the 200m butterfly title for the third time and the 4x200m freestyle for a fourth.
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.
After the second of those victories, and having secured his status as one of the heroes of the Rio Games, he emerged from the water and sat on his starting block, soaking up the adulation of the crowd.