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Michael Phelps                                                                                                              Image: www.telegraph.co.uk

Michael Phelps won a record 19th Olympic gold medal as the U.S. on Sunday clinched the men’s 4×100 metres freestyle relay title at the Rio Games.

The 31-year-old was in Brazil as the most decorated Olympian in history and has now won 23 medals at five Games.

He swam the second leg for the U.S., who won in a time of 3:9.92 seconds, with France second in 3:10.53 and Australia third in 3:11.37.

Phelps came out of retirement in 2014, having quit after London 2012.

He has won twice as many Olympic gold medals as the athletes second on the list, former Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina.

Author: Cerebral Lemon