Michael Phelps earns 23rd gold medal
Soccer shoes sale phelps put the United States ahead to stay on the butterfly leg of the 4×100 meter medley relay and Nathan Adrian finished it off, giving the most decorated athlete in Olympic history his 23rd career gold medal Saturday night.
If that was the end, and Phelps insists it is, what a way to go out.
As Nathan Adrian touched soccer shoes sale the wall to finish off the victory, Phelps gathered the other relay swimmers, Ryan Murphy and Cody Miller, in his arms. One night after his only setback in Rio, an upset loss to Joseph Schooling in the 100 fly, Phelps was cheap soccer cleats on sale back on top.
In the stands, his fiancee, Nicole Johnson, bounced along to the music with their son, 3 month old Boomer, cradled in her arms.
Phelps is eager to spend a lot more time with them. He plans to marry Johnson after the Olympics and said he’s eager to watch his son grow, maybe even dole out a swimming lesson or two. swim team was in the stands to watch Phelps’ finale, including the biggest female star of the games, Katie Ledecky, decked out in a matching USA white jacket and cap.
The 19 year old Ledecky joked that she was proud to be part of Phelps’ final Olympics twice. He initially retired after the 2012 London Olympics, only to decide about a year later to return to the pool.
This time, the 31 year old sounds much more adamant when he says there will be no more comebacks.
Two time gold medalist Murphy put the Americans out front with a world record split on the backstroke it counts since he was leading off but Britain soccer shoes sale surged ahead on the breaststroke with its own world record holder, Adam Peaty.
On the return lap, Phelps powered through the water with his whirling butterfly stroke, surging ahead of James Guy to pass off a lead to the anchor Adrian.
It wasn’t in doubt after that. Adrian pulled away on the freestyle to win in an Olympic record time of 3 minutes, 27.95 seconds. Britain held on for silver, with Australia nabbing bronze.
The victory came just minutes after the women’s medley relay gave the United States its 1,000th Olympic gold medal at the Summer Games.
Kathleen Baker, Lilly King, Dana Vollmer and Simone Manuel led the American triumph. The winning time was 3:53.13.
Australia earned silver, while Denmark took bronze.
For Manuel, it was her second medal of the night she also won silver in the 50 free and second gold of the games. She became the first African American woman to win an soccer shoes sale Olympic swimming title with her win in the 100 free. another silver in the 1,500 free, leaving the American with 33 swimming medals in Rio matching the highest total since the boycotted Los Angeles Games in 1984. also won 33 medals at Sydney in 2000.
The final two individual golds of the games went to Pernille Blume of Denmark in the 50 freestyle, her country’s first swimming victory since 1948, and Italy’s Gregorio Paltrinieri in the grueling 1,500 free.
After posting the top time in both the preliminaries and the semifinals, Blume came through again on the final night of swimming at the Rio Games. She finished in 24.07.
After her landmark victory in the 100 free, Manuel settled for silver this time in 24.09. Aliaksandra Herasimenia of Belarus earned the bronze in 24.11.
It was another huge disappointment for sisters Cate and Bronte Campbell of Australia. They were shut out of an individual medal again, with Cate finishing fifth and Bronte seventh.
Paltrinieri pulled away from the field and was under world record pace much of the race before fading a bit at the end. Still, he won comfortably in 14:34.57 soccer shoes sale cheap soccer cleats on sale.