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'Greatest Swimmer Of All Time' Michael Phelps' Emotional Farewell As He Wins His Last Gold

'Greatest Swimmer Of All Time' Michael Phelps' Emotional Farewell As He Wins His Last Gold

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The greatest swimmer of all time, Michael Phelps, has finally hung up his speedos in an emotional end to his glittering career.

In typical Phelpsy fashion, his final race was a win. Not only that, but along with his team of Cody Miller, Nathan Adrian and Ryan Murphy they set a new Olympic record in the Men's 4x100 medley relay.

As he stepped onto the podium for the final time, his emotions got the better of him as his fiancee, baby son and family watched on in tears.

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The MailOnline reported him as saying: "Getting off the bus walking into the pool tonight, I almost felt myself starting to cry.

"Last warm-up, last time putting on a suit, last time walking out in front of thousands of people representing my country. It's insane.

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"A lot better than what it was four years ago. This is how I wanted to finish my career, the way I wanted to. I held back a little bit on the podium but there were some that were popping down."

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Prior to his final race, he took to Facebook Live to give his fans a behind the scenes look at what was going on with him and his team.


Fair play to you, Michael.

A real legend of swimming.

Words by Mel Ramsay

Topics: olympics, Michael Phelps, rio 2016

Mel Ramsay

Mel Ramsay has been a Senior Journalist for Tyla and LADbible since 2015. She started her career writing obituaries and funeral guides online. Since then, her work has been published in a wide variety of national and local news sites. She is part of the BBC's Generation project and has spoken about young people, politics and mental health on television, radio and online. Contact her - [email protected]