Michael Phelps was emotional at the end of his glittering swimming career at the Olympics after winning his final gold medal.
The legend set a new Olympic record in the Men's 4x100 medley relay with his team of Cody Miller, Nathan Adrian and Ryan Murphy.
According to The Lad Bible
, emotions got the better of Phelps as he stepped onto the podum for the final time.
His fiancee, baby son and family watched on in tears.
"Getting off the bus walking into the pool tonight, I almost felt myself starting to cry.
"Last warm-up, last time putting on a suit, last time walking out in front of thousands of people representing my country. It's insane.
"A lot better than what it was four years ago. This is how I wanted to finish my career, the way I wanted to. I held back a little bit on the podium but there were some that were popping down."