Michael Phelps already broke the record for winning the most medals in an Olympic career. Anything he could have recorded Saturday night would have just been icing on the cake, but a medal was anticipated as he was swimming with the highly favored American team in the 400-meter medley relay.
Phelps, along with teammates Matthew Grevers, Brendan Hansen and Nathan Adrian, did not disappoint as they went on to win gold.
It was the 22nd medal of Phelps’ Olympic career and the 18th gold. Phelps remains adamant that the 2012 London games will be the last of his career. If this is indeed the end for Phelps, it was an amazing career that was capped off with a perfect ending.