Rio de Janeiro: The most successful Olympian ever, American Michael Phelps, on Saturday struck silver in a three-way tie in the 100-meter butterfly, notching his 28th Olympic medal, 22 of which are gold.
The American shark, as Phelps is popularly known, touched 51.14s in the 100 fly behind Joseph Schooling of Singapore who finished first.
Phelps tied with Chad le Clos and Laszlo Cseh for the silver medal.
The US swimmer has just one more event left at the Rio Olympics – Saturday night’s medley relay.
His long-time coach Bob Bowman also confirmed that Phelps would retire post the Rio Olympics.
“I just don’t see it happening,” Bowman said Thursday night. “He’s in such a good place personally. He doesn’t need it,” Bowman added.