Michael Phelps, USA Win Gold in 4×100 Freestyle Relay
This article originally appeared on SI.com.
The United States took home the gold medal at the men’s 4 x 100 meter freestyle relay in Rio on Sunday night, led by Michael Phelps’s big second lap.
With the United States behind in second place, Phelps jumped in the pool, and didn’t have too great an effect until he hit the wall to turn. The American jetted forward, grabbing the lead, and finishing his lap in 47.12 seconds. Nathan Adrian held off France and Australa, winning the race with a final time of 3:09.92.
For Phelps, the medal is the 23rd of his career, and the 19th gold.