American swimmer Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time. Competing in his fifth and final Olympics, USA’s Michael Phelps wins the 200m medley to capture his 22nd gold medal at the ongoing Rio Games on Thursday.
Phelps also holds the all-time records for Olympic gold medals (22, more than twice that of the second-highest record holders), Olympic gold medals in individual events (13), and Olympic medals in individual events (15).
In winning eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games, Phelps broke fellow American swimmer Mark Spitz’s record of 7 first-place finishes at any single Olympic Games.
In the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Phelps won four golds and two silver medals, making him the most successful athlete of the Games for the third Olympics in a row.
Here’s a look at his medals tally: