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Farewell day for Michael Phelps during Rio Games

Farewell day for Michael Phelps during Rio Games

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — This is goodbye for Michael Phelps. The many flashy contestant in Olympic story has one some-more competition before retirement.

His shot during a 28th endowment comes Saturday in a final line-up of swimming during a Rio de Janeiro Games, where Usain Bolt, a fastest male in a world, done his initial entrance during a Olympic Stadium.

With 4 bullion medals during these games and 22 for his career, Phelps needs some assistance from his teammates to win another — he leads off with a moth leg of a 400 miscellany relay.

There are 22 golds during interest on a sun-splashed Day 8 of a Rio Games in 13 sports, including fencing, lane cycling, boxing, shooting, trampoline and weightlifting.

While competitions hang adult in swimming and rowing, they’re only heating adult in lane and field, that will endowment 5 golds: for a women’s 100 scale scurry and a heptathlon, and a men’s 10,000 meters, discus and prolonged jump.

Bolt incited a Olympic Stadium into his theatre again for his initial competition during a Rio Games, cruising to an easy win in his 100-meter heat, corroborated adult by a heading climax to a disturb of a crowd.

Andy Murray , a singles tennis champion in London 4 years ago, changed into a Rio Games final by simply violence Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-1, 6-4 on Saturday. He’ll face presumably Rafael Nadal of Spain or Juan Martin del Potro of Argenia in Sunday’s final.

Phelps was beaten in his final Olympic particular competition Friday night by a 21-year-old who grew adult idolizing him. Joseph Schooling of Singapore built a large lead in a 100-meter moth and simply hold off one of Phelps’ law rallies.

Speaking of comebacks, Phelps insists he won’t be entrance out of retirement again to take on Tokyo in 2020.

“I’m not going 4 some-more years and I’m station by that,” Phelps said. “I’ve been means to do all I’ve ever put my mind to in a competition and after 24 years in a sport, I’m happy with how things finished.”

Other highlights from Day 8:

SLUGGISH SPRINTER : Bolt did not defect a crowd, yet he was dissatisfied with himself. He was delayed out of a blocks yet once his high stately support reached full flow, there was no interlude him. “It wasn’t a best start, it felt kind of sluggish,” Bolt said, adding that he never has been a morning chairman and preparations for his noon-time competition felt unusual. “I’m not used to regulating this early in a morning in any championships.”

GOODBYE GREEN : They’re going to empty what’s been dubbed “the swamp” during a Rio Olympics. The H2O during a Maria Lenk Aquatics Center has been green-tinged and ghastly for 5 days. Officials censure a immature H2O on algae, bad maintenance, feverishness and some-more swimmers than approaching regulating a facility. Organizers have insisted a H2O is protected yet some athletes have complained about their tingling eyes.

MILLENIAL MEDAL : Sometime really soon, presumably even after Saturday, a United States will lay explain to a 1,000th altogether bullion endowment in a Summer Olympics. Although counting them has proven an imprecise science, a U.S. Olympic Committee says a central count entrance into a Rio Games was 977 golds, a tellurian high. James Connolly won a initial for a U.S. in 1896, and of march no one has combined some-more to a sum than Phelps.

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