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Michael Phelps ended his career with another gold as the United States won the medley relay at the London Olympics on Saturday.
Phelps leaves the sport with a record 18 golds and 22 medals overall. At these games he won four golds and two silvers.
In the final swimming event of the eight-day meet, the Americans clocked 3 minutes, 29.35 seconds.
Matt Grevers led off in the backstroke leg, Brendan Hansen swam the breaststroke, Phelps did his usual butterfly leg and Nathan Adrian was the anchor in freestyle.
The Americans trailed when Phelps dove in, but he pushed them in front.
Japan touched in 3:31.26 to take the silver medal and Australia finished in 3:31.58 to take bronze.
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A look at the career of Michael Phelps, who retired after swimming his final event of the London Olympics on Saturday:
2000 - Makes first Olympic appearance at Sydney Games, becoming youngest male swimmer on the U.S. team at age 15. Finishes fifth in his only event, the 200-meter butterfly.
2001 - Becomes the youngest male (15 years, 11 months) to set a world record when he breaks...
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On Monday the 6th of August, Michael Phelps the most successful Olympian of all time will be giving an exclusive press conference in London.
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Michael Phelps' swimming career ended Saturday night in predictable fashion - a gold medal, the 18th of his Olympic career and 22nd medal overall. Here's a selection of reaction from the Twitter world in the minutes that followed after Phelps and the U.S. won the 4x100-meter medley relay in his final race:
''Wow @MichaelPhelps wow. He's gone somewhere no...
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