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Phelps finishes individual events with gold

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U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps points to the crowd following the podium presentation where he was presented with the gold medal in the men's 100m Butterfly Final on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on Aug. 3.

Reuters reports -- Michael Phelps, showing no signs of complacency after breaking every imaginable record in Olympic swimming, won the men's 100 meters butterfly gold medal at the London Games on Friday.

On the eve of his retirement, Phelps provided an unforgettable reminder of his incredible talent and determination when he came from seventh at the turn to overpower his rivals and win in a time of 51.21 seconds. Read more

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U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps celebrates winning gold in the men's 100m butterfly final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on Aug. 3.

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South Africa's Chad le Clos, left, and Michael Phelps of the U.S. compete in the men's 100m butterfly final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre Aug. 3.

Click for a look at the celebrated swimmer's journey to winningest Olympian ever.

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