Already the most decorated Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps showed no signs of slowing down as he helped the United States win the 4×100 freestyle relay.
He has now 23 medals, with a staggering 19 gold, 2 silvers and 2 bronze medals.
He swam the second leg, giving an impressive split timing of 47.12, with teammates Caeleb Dressel, Ryan Held and Nathan Adrian all combining well to power home in a total time of 3.09.92.
The United States’ traditional rivals in the event, France came second while Australia were third.
While the result may seem like it was expected, most experts had predicted an unpredictable race as apart from the teams that finished on the podium, Russia were considered serious contenders as well.
France had been dominating the event in recent years, clinching gold at the 2013 world championships and the 2012 London Olympic Games as well, but were unable to replicate their success in Rio this time around.
Interestingly, Phelps did not participate in the 100 freestyle event at the US Olympic Trials, out of which traditionally the four relay members are chosen.