Michael Phelps is leaving Rio de Janeiro on top of the Olympic world. Phelps and the U.S. men’s swim team won the 4×100-meter medley, giving Phelps his 23rd gold medal of his career, according to the Associated Press. The team set an Olympic record of 27.95 seconds, breaking the old record by 1.39 seconds. Great Britain won the silver medal and Australia finished with the bronze medal. It’s Phelps’ fifth goal medal of these games and 28th medal overall. He picked up a silver medal earlier in the day in the 100-meter butterfly event. Phelps now says he is cruising into retirement despite what some of his teammates have said. “I will just clarify that Ryan doesn’t know what he is talking about,” Phelps told USA Today. “I am not coming back in four years.”

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Posted by Ryan Gaydos

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the LA Sports Pulse. When I'm not doing that or asleep, I am running FoxNews.com's homepage. Follow me on Twitter @RyanGaydos.

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