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Michael Phelps caps off a great day for US in the pool
1:03 | si wire: rio
Michael Phelps caps off a great day for US in the pool
Monday August 8th, 2016

The United States took home the gold medal in the men’s 4x100 meter freestyle relay in Rio on Sunday night, led by Michael Phelps’s big second leg.

With the United States behind in second place, Phelps jumped in the pool, and didn’t have too great an effect until he hit the wall to turn. The American jetted forward, grabbing the lead, and finishing his lap in 47.12 seconds. Nathan Adrian held off France and Australa, winning the race with a final time of 3:09.92.  

The medal is the 23rd of Phelps's career, and the 19th gold.

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