Rio Olympics 2016: US swimming sensation Michael Phelps bags 19th Olympic gold

| Monday, August 8, 2016 - 10:40
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Rio de Janeiro: Michael Phelps was still under the daze of his Olympic glory when the 31-year-old won the 4X100 meters freestyle relay on Sunday at the Olympic Games being held in Rio de Janeiro.

Although the US team is a compact group of individuals with superb capabilities, it was undoubtedly Michael Phelp's run at the second leg which extended the swimmer's Olympic gold tally to 19, and overall medals to 23, extending his record as the most decorated Olympian of all time.

Team USA had a special guest during the event — Michael Phelp's son Boomer, who watched his father celebrate the victory along with teammates Caleb Dressel, Ryal Held and Nathan Adrian.

Katie Ledecky also splashed headlines when she produced an astonishing performance at the women's 400m freestyle, breaking her own world record while doing it.

Phelps had won a record eight gold medals in as many events at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, while he bagged four golds and two silver medals in the 2012 London Games. The American had quit the sport after the Summer Games in London but announced his arrival in style with his first gold in his first event in Rio.

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