michael phelps olympics
He won't encore at the 2020 Olympics, but he has a lofty goal
Building off of impressive swimmers such as Mark Spitz and Ian Thorpe, Michael Phelps has made swimming awesome.
Phelps has done pretty well for himself since then.
The 31-year-old now has an unprecedented 23 medals with two silvers and two bronzes filling out his tally.
"I never realized my greatness until Michael Phelps broke my record."
Phelps heads to Rio for his fifth and final Olympics, qualified in three events.
Phelps is now the first male U.S. swimmer to make five consecutive Olympics.
Before the race, Grevers tweeted about his excitement to be swimming in the final race of Phelps' historic career. While
Michael Phelps may have just missed out on the gold medal in the 200-meter butterfly but he does have quite a nice consolation
A medal in this event would also give Phelps his 18th career Olympic medal. This would tie him with Soviet gymnast Larisa