On July 31, the American swimmer Michael Phelps won a silver medal in the 200 meter butterfly and a gold medal in the 4x 200 meter freestyle relay. Therefore he became the most decorated Olympian of all time with 19 medals, one more than the Ukrainian gymnast Larisa Latynina who had the record.
On August 2, Michael Phelps won his 20th Olympic medal – and his 16th gold in the final of the 200m individual medley.
On August 3, the legendary swimmer won his 17th Olympic gold medal in the 100m butterfly and increased the number of medals to 21.
On August 4, Michael Phelps won his 18th and final Olympic gold medal with US teammates in the 4x100 medley relay. Now with a total of 22 Olympic medals (18 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze) he is ready for retirement: "It´s time to move on".