The Rio 2016 Olympic Games are in full swing and the most decorated athlete in history, Michael Phelps is already breaking records. Swimming in the men’s 4×100-meter freestyle relay alongside Nathan Adrian, Ryan Held and Caeleb Dressel Sunday night, the 31-year-old helped earn gold for Team USA, but not without mindblowing form. Here, three reasons the swimmer’s first gold in Rio was incredible.
USA's Caeleb Dressel competes in the Men's 100m Freestyle Semifinal during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 9, 2016. / AFP / Odd Andersen