(L-R) Gold Medallists , Conor Dwyer, Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte and Ricky Berens of the United States pose with the medals won the Men's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay final on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on July 31, 2012 in London, England.
(L-R) Gold Medallists , Conor Dwyer, Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte and Ricky Berens of the United States pose with the medals won the Men's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay final on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on July 31, 2012 in London, England. Al Bello - Getty Images

Phelps claims ultimate Olympic record

MICHAEL Phelps became the most decorated Olympian of all time after winning his 19th medal with a gold in the men's 4x200 metres freestyle final at the Aquatics Centre in London.

Phelps helped United States to a comfortable victory in 6:59.70, giving him his 15th gold to add to his two silver and two bronze medals.

One of those silvers came earlier in the morning (AEST) when he finished runner-up to South Africa's Chad Le Clos in the 200m butterfly final.

Australia was fifth in the 4x200m freestyle final in 7:07.00.

Four years after he climbed to the top of Olympic achievement, Phelps took the last step he needed to reach the absolute peak.

Read a full report at abc.net.au

Michael Phelps: The Greatest Olympian

Athens:

Gold: 100m/200m butterfly, 200m/400m individual medley, 4x200m freestyle relay, 4x100m medley relay
Bronze: 200m freestyle, 4x100m freestyle relay

Beijing:

Gold: 200m freestyle, 100m butterfly, 200m butterfly, 200m/400m individual medley, 4x100m freestyle relay, 4x200m freestyle relay, 4x100m medley relay

London:

Gold: 4x200m freestyle relay
Silver: 4x100m freestyle relay, 200m fly



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