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Golden farewell

USA's Michael Phelps poses with his gold medal during the podium ceremony of the Men's swimming 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 13, 2016.  
Michael Phelps brought down the curtain on his glittering Olympic career when he helped the USA win 4x100m medley relay gold at the Rio Games on Saturday, taking his personal tally to 23. / AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS |

USA's Michael Phelps poses with his gold medal during the podium ceremony of the Men's swimming 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 13, 2016. Michael Phelps brought down the curtain on his glittering Olympic career when he helped the USA win 4x100m medley relay gold at the Rio Games on Saturday, taking his personal tally to 23. / AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS |

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Phelps signs off with 28th medal

Rio de Janeiro : Michael Phelps secured a fairytale end to his career as an Olympic athlete as the US continued their dominance in the pool on the final night of swimming at the Rio Games.

Phelps bagged his 23rd gold medal by helping the US to victory in the 4x100m medley relay — the last race of the competition at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on Saturday — reports Xinhua.

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The US also won gold in the women’s 4x100m medley relay while Denmark’s Pernille Blume and Italy’s Gregorio Paltrinieri claimed the first swimming gold medals for their respective countries at these Games.

The US team of Ryan Murphy, Cody Miller, Phelps and Nathan Adrian clocked 3:27.95, to finish 1.29 seconds ahead of Britain’s Chris Walker-Hebborn, Adam Peaty, James Guy and Duncan Scott.

Australia, represented by Mitchell Larkin, Jake Packard, David Morgan and Kyle Chalmers, took bronze in 3:29.93.

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Phelps began the butterfly leg with the US in second position, but he set a blistering pace to give his team the lead by the end of his 100m.

The result gave Phelps his fifth gold medal of these Games as he extended his record as the most successful Olympian in history.

Earlier, the US team of Kathleen Baker, Lilly King, Dana Vollmer and Simone Manuel won the women’s 4x100m medley in a time of 3 minutes 53.13 seconds, 1.87 seconds ahead of Australia. Denmark took bronze in 3:55.01.

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Australia’s team comprised Emily Seebohm, Taylor McKeown, Emma McKeon and Cate Campbell while Mie Nielsen, Rikke Moller Pedersen, Jeanette Ottesen and Pernille Bloom represented Denmark.

It was the sixth consecutive occasion that the US and Australia have occupied the first two places in the event at the Olympic Games.

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Published on: Monday, August 15, 2016, 12:10 AM IST
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