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Michael Phelps (AP photo)
Michael Phelps (AP photo)

Michael Phelps wins gold in final race with U.S. men's swimming team


Michael Phelps has done it again, for the last time. 

The swimming legend won his final race in the Rio games -- the men's 4x100 meter medley -- and his last Olympic race ever on Saturday, earning his 23rd gold medal. 

Phelps swam the third leg of the race along with teammates Ryan Murphy, Cody Miler and Nathan Adrian. The team finished with a record time of 3 minutes 27.95 seconds. 

Phelps had a very different #Phelpsface on before his final race. 

Not to be outdone, the U.S. women's team also picked up a gold medal in their final race of the 2016 games. The win marked the 1,000th Summer Olympic gold medal for team USA. 

Anchored by first time olympian Simone Manuel, the women's team dominated in their 4x100-meter medley race.  This is Manuel's second gold medal. She is the first black female swimmer to win a gold medal. 

She swam alongside Kathleen Baker, Lilly King and Dana Vollmer. 

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