One last hurrah for the GOAT (greatest Olympian of all time).
He's the most decorated and successful Olympian. Maybe the greatest swimmer (remember Spitz retired at 22). Greatest Olympian is just too broad a catagory to nail to Phelps, purely for medal haul, especially given swimmers have a tendency to accrue more medals if they're good. Was Larisa Latynina regularly referred to as the "greatest olympian" until Phelps topped her record?
Originally Posted by Pandemonium
Oh the irony, our gunhating country gets silver with carbine shooting
I thought that with our gold in the double trap.
Another Gold and two Bronze in the rowing for team GB. Takes us up to fourth in the medal table with 6,6,6, medals.