On Saturday, the world saw the last of Michael Phelps in the pool as an Olympic athlete. He has said that he will now retire from swimming.
But what a way to go.
Swimming the butterfly leg of the 4X100 medley relay, Phelps claimed a record 18th gold medal on Saturday. Phelps has now collected 22 medals and if he were a country, he would rank in the top 60 in modern Olympic history. His 18 golds would put him No. 36, just ahead of Argentina.
In London yesterday (Saturday), he also received a special trophy in a separate ceremony recognizing him as the greatest Olympian of all time.
Certainly quite an achievement given that he is only 27.
And what does the future hold for Phelps? Anything but swimming professionally again, he says. American TV networks are said to be clamouring to sign him up as a commentator.