Michael Phelps Olympic Gold Medal Count Reaches 18 at London 2012

By on Aug 5, 2012 in Sports Comments

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.

Michael Phelps
Michael Phelps
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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