Twitter Recap: Phelps’ Final Swim, a Gold, Lights Up Twitter

The United States ended with 16 of the 33 total gold medals, and Michael Phelps finished off his career with his 23rd-ever gold.

Phelps’ milestones continue, and he has truly cemented himself as the greatest athlete of all time. He also helped the United States extend its gold medal streak in the men’s 400 medley relay.

The USA women also won the 400 medley relay, anchored by Simone Manuel. Manuel followed up her historic gold from last night with a silver in the 50 free, .02 from the gold, and then got back in to provide a 52.43 anchor leg on the American’s medley relay.

Connor Jaeger swam to a silver in the 1500 free, breaking the American record in the process, while Italian Gregorio Paltrinieri won the gold.

Check out some of the best tweets from the final night of swimming at the Rio Olympics:


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About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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