‘I’m Ready for Something Different’: Michael Phelps Wins Gold in Last Olympic Race as Family Tears Up in Stands

They made it look easy.

Ryan Murphy, Cody Miller, Michael Phelps, and Nathan Adrian easily won the men’s 4×100-meter medley relay on Saturday night, setting a new Olympic Record in the process.

With the screaming crowd on its feet, The U.S. Team won the race in 3:27.95. Great Britain won the silver with 3:29.24. Australia took the bronze with a 3:29.93.

As they won the race, the men wrapped each other in bear hugs and looked over at their families. Phelps’ fiancée, Nicole Johnson, wiped away tears.

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From left: Cody Miller, Michael Phelps and Ryan Murphy

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'I'm Ready for Something Different': Michael Phelps Wins Gold in Last Olympic Race as Family Tears Up in Stands| Olympics, Summer Olympics 2016, Michael Phelps

Ryan Murphy

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The win capped off an impressive Olympics for all four men.

Here in Rio, Phelps added 6 medals – 5 gold and 1 silver – to his astonishing tally of 28 Olympic medals. Adrian picked up 4 – 2 gold and 2 bronze. Murphy picked up 3 gold medals, and Miller picked up a gold and a bronze.

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Phelps’ Future

So is the era of Michael Phelps over?

The 31-year-old has repeatedly said that these are his last Olympic games – a sentiment that he repeated in his post-race interview.

“I’m just ready for something different,” he told NBC. “My swimming career might be over, but I have the future ahead of me. It’s not the end of a career, [it’s] the beginning of a new journey.”

As the National Anthem played for Phelps’ final medal, the athlete was seen breaking out into a huge smile and tearing up.

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