2012 London Olympics: In Final Race Of Career, Michael Phelps Earns Another Gold Medal

There really was no other proper way for this to end, right? In the final race of his historic career, American swimmer Michael Phelps won gold Saturday night in London as part of the U.S. men's 4 x 100m medley relay team.

The medal was Phelps' 22 of his Olympic career, a mark likely never to be broken, the DiMaggio hit streak of medal wins, if you will. Phelps won 18 gold, two silver and two bronze in his career, the last gold coming as he and his medley relay teammates defeated the Japanese and Australians in the pool on Saturday evening, with a time of 3:29.35.

Phelps swam the butterfly leg of the event, with American teammates Matt Grevers, Brendan Hansen and Nathan Adrian rounding out the team. Amazingly, the U.S. team has never lost the medley relay since it's debut as an Olympic sport in 1960.

For a complete schedule of events and dates medals will be awarded, visit NBC Sports' official Olympic website. For complete coverage from the 2012 London Olympics, keep checking this StoryStream and visit SB Nation's Olympics hub.

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