Michael Phelps Smokes Ryan Lochte In Olympic Swimming's Marquee Race

Team Canada's athletes march into Maracan Stadium on Sunday for the closing ceremony of the Rio Games. Rio wasn't perfect and had its issues to be sure but the Olympic Games always seem to overcome whatever obstacles get thrown its way

As stated, though, Phelps has indicated that he's done after the 2016 Olympics.

Phelps said he is excited about the finals, not only for what means to be in Olympics finals but also for the rivals he will be meeting in the pool.

That was not all from the 31-year old Olympic legend as roughly after an hour later, he bagged his second gold medal of the night and the 21 Olympic gold in his career after spearheading the U.S. into the top spot in the 4x200m freestyle relay. But we've heard this before from him.

Michael Phelps is an unbelievable swimmer and he seems to be very recognizable to not only fans in his own country, but to people worldwide. He has now contested 27 events at 5 Olympics & failed to win a medal only once.

Phelps, 31, won his 22nd gold - more than any other Olympian - as fellow American Lochte, 32, faded to a fifth-place finish in Rio. Phelps now has a chance to win a fourth consecutive gold in the 200 IM, while Lochte has the opportunity to finally beat Phelps. The two semi-finals are scheduled for 4.34am and 4.42am SA time on Friday morning.

Phelps finished the final in 1 minute 54.66 seconds, nearly two seconds ahead of Japan's Kosuke Hagino at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium. All three of them are shortlisted for Thursday's 200 IM final match. Since the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, Lochte and Phelps gave competed in the 200IM.

So, if you are wondering, what time does Michael Phelps swim? The shark of Baltimore Michael Phelps came in first.

The interviewer reminded Lochte that he said swimming is his home and he would continue to do it until it wasn't fun anymore.

If you think we're gonna see something like this repeated in our lifetimes, you're clearly having a laugh.

He could add another medal to his haul- as he also competes in the 100m butterfly final tomorrow.

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