Rio has been kind to Michael Phelps. The 31-year-old swimming sensation has won four gold medals and one silver during the 2016 Summer Olympics. This is the swimmers fifth Olympic team. Phelps won gold in his first four events; the men's 4x200m freestyle relay, men's 200m butterfly, men's 4x100m freestyle relay and the mens 200m individual medley. His last event in this Summers Olympics was the men's 100m butterfly. Phelps was favored to come in first, but he took home the silver after coming in behind Singapore's 21-year-old Joseph Schooling.

Schooling had a time of 50.39 seconds and Phelps clocked in at 51.14 seconds. 

Tokyo 2020 

Even before the Rio Olympics were anywhere close to being over, the whispers about the next summer olympics were in full effect. In 2020, the Summer Olympics will take place in Tokyo. The media and fans alike constantly questioned Phelps on whether or not he plans on competing. Multiple reports stated that the swimmer would be retiring after Rio, but today, Phelps took to Facebook Live to talk with his fans.

During his 56 minute Facebook Live post, Phelps confirmed that he would be retiring after Rio. After making history by winning 22 Olympic gold medals, the swimmer says he is looking forward to traveling, spending time with his family and friends, and having more children.

Being a Dad 

Phelps' first child, Boomer Robert, was recently born on May 5, 2016. The 3-month-old baby boy has been seen in the stands during the Rio Olympics with his noise-canceling, America themed headphones.

Boomer's mom, Nicole Johnson, has been in the stands too, alongside Phelps'  mom, Debbie. Johnson and Phelps got engaged in 2015 and plan on marrying soon after the Olympics. The couple met back in 2007 and have had some ups and downs through the years, but managed to make it through the hard times. 

For those sad to think that this could be the last Olympic games for Phelps, keep in mind that he also said he was retiring after the 2012 Olympic games in London. 

The closing ceremony for the 2016 Rio Olympics is set for Sunday, August 21st.

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