Michael Phelps Olympic Gold Medal Count Reaches 18 at London 2012By Alex Jusi Madlangbayan on Aug 5, 2012 in Sports •
Michael Phelps claimed his 18th career Olympic gold medal at the London 2012 after the USA team won the 4 x 100m Medley Relay on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at the Aquatics Centre, according to London 2012 coverages.
Image Credit: London 2012 website
Phelps will end his 12-year Olympic run with a total of 22 medals (18 golds, two silvers and two bronzes). He won six golds in Athens and eight gold medals in Beijing.
The 27-year-old American swimming sensation swam the butterfly leg and handed over to teammate Nathan Adrian in first place for the freestyle. USA won the 4 x 100m Medley Relay title in 3:29.35.
Japan took the silver medal after checking in at 3:31.26. Australia beat Great Britain and settled for the bronze medal with a time of 3:31.58.
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