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.

Why Michael Phelps's First Rio Gold Medal Was Incredible

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.

#RIO2016 #TOPSHOT USA's Michael Phelps competes in the Men's 200m Butterfly Semifinal during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics...

#RIO2016 #TOPSHOT USA's Michael Phelps competes in the Men's 200m Butterfly Semifinal during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics...

#RIO2016 USA's Michael Phelps holds his son Boomer after he won the Men's 200m Butterfly Final during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the...

#RIO2016 USA's Michael Phelps holds his son Boomer after he won the Men's 200m Butterfly Final during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the...

Michael Phelps prepares to carry the flag for Team USA at the Opening Ceremony for the Rio Olympics August 5, 2016.

Michael Phelps prepares to carry the flag for Team USA at the Opening Ceremony for the Rio Olympics August 5, 2016.

Michael Phelps of the United States competes in the Final of the Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at…

Michael Phelps of the United States competes in the Final of the Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at…

Michael Phelps - "No se le puee poner limite a algo, cuanto más sueñes más lejos llegaras"

Michael Phelps - "No se le puee poner limite a algo, cuanto más sueñes más lejos llegaras"

#RIO2016 USA's Michael Phelps competes to win the Men's 200m Butterfly Final during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics...

#RIO2016 USA's Michael Phelps competes to win the Men's 200m Butterfly Final during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics...

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