A fitting finale for Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps waves goodbye after swimming the final race of his career (Getty Images)

In the final swim of his unparalleled career, Michael Phelps put his record Olympic medal tally a little further out of reach. Phelps’ butterfly leg propelled the U.S. to a dominant victory the 400-meter individual medley, sending him into retirement with 22 medals and 18 golds. He leaves London with four golds and two silvers, not a bad haul considering he missed the podium in his first race.

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