Watch: U.S. Olympians Talk Michael Phelps’ Legendary Rio Moment

USA Swimming has released the Michael Phelps edition of their Rio Olympic Moments video series. In the video, some of Phelps’ Olympic teammates relive his accomplishments in Rio and talk about having Phelps as a teammate. That group includes the likes of Allison Schmitt, Maya DiRado, Cammile Adams, and Caeleb Dressel.

Check out the video below, courtesy of USA Swimming’s YouTube channel. You can watch more of their Rio Olympic moments videos by clicking here.

“The Greatest Olympian of All Time showed why in the final chapter of his storybook Olympics journey, combining his excellence in the water with team captainship and mentorship for 33 rookies. The Team USA flagbearer finished the Rio Games with 6+ medals for the fourth straight Olympics, winning five gold and a silver. His first individual gold was a reclamation of sorts, winning the 200m butterfly after placing second in 2012. Phelps achieved another historical marker by becoming the first swimmer to win the same event in four straight Olympic Games when he ran away with the 200m IM by nearly 2 seconds. With three relays wins, Phelps has extended his Olympic legacy with 28 total medals, including 23 gold.”

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3 years ago

I know that Michael played a big part in the success of the 2004, 2008 and 2012 US Olympic Swim Teams, but it seems like his influence in Rio was magnified x 10! To see the way he interacted with his teammates and the way star swimmers like Murphy and Dressel looked at him with respect and admiration was really special; I am so grateful to him for making this “comeback”, arguably the most successful one in swimming history!

Reply to  Danjohnrob
3 years ago

I completely agree which is why I’m so happy that the comeback actually happened. This was a GREAT final note.

3 years ago

So much respect. I think it will be along time before we will see another swimmer accomplish as much as he has.

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