Olympic Photo of the Day: Michael Phelps, History's Most Decorated Olympian

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Michael Phelps won his Olympic record 19th medal as the anchor of the 4x200 freestyle relay.

<p> Michael Phelps won his Olympic record 19th medal as the anchor of the 4x200 freestyle relay.</p>

Michael Phelps has accumulated so much precious metal, he could rent a wing at Ft. Knox. With his gold in the 4x200m freestyle relay, Phelps set an all-time record with his 19th Olympic medal (15 of them of the gold variety, and nine of those 15 individual medals).

Perhaps the most impressive aspect of his 19 career Olympic medals is the dominant fashion in which he has won them. In 15 of his 19 medal-winning races, Phelps set or helped set either a world, Olympic or American record. Nine of the races were world-record swims. Phelps will have three more opportunities to add to his record haul, but as of this moment, here's the career tally for arguably the greatest Olympic athlete in history (OR denotes Olympic Record; WR denotes World Record; AR denotes American Record):

2004 Athens Games
Gold 100m butterfly (OR)
Gold 200m butterfly (OR)
Gold 200m individual medley (OR)
Gold 400m individual medley (WR)
Gold 4x200m freestyle (AR)
Gold 4x100m medley (WR)
Bronze 200m freestyle (AR)
Bronze 4x100m freestyle

2008 Beijing Games
Gold 100m butterfly (OR)
Gold 200m butterfly (WR)
Gold 200m freestyle (WR)
Gold 200m individual medley (WR)
Gold 400m individual medley (WR)
Gold 4x100m freestyle relay (WR)
Gold 4x200m freestyle relay (WR)
Gold 4x100m medley relay (WR)

2012 London Games
Gold 4x200m freestyle relay
Silver 4x100m freestyle relay
Silver 200m butterfly
 

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