Michael Phelps wins his 8th gold medal bettering the previous record of 7. The last race was 4x100 meters individual medley. With a team of world record breakers Michael Phelps wins his 8th.
He was the third swimmer and his team was in the second place to Japan when he took over. He swam an unbelievable race and put his team in front and hand it over to the last swimmer who finished the race in style under world record.
The competition was so stiff that even the silver medalist Australia were under the world record.
So Michael Phelps totally deserves his 8th gold medal.
What an athlete, we will not see someone like this again soon. So cherish it.
He suggested Phelps, with an estimated 8% body fat, probably burns 1,000 calories per hour during his swimming training, compared to the equivalent exercise for an average person - vigorous walking - that would burn between 170 and 240 calories.