Reaction to Phelps’ final race

Michael Phelps’ swimming career ended Saturday night in predictable fashion – a gold medal, the 18th of his Olympic career and 22nd medal overall. Here’s a selection of reaction from the Twitter world in the minutes that followed after Phelps and the U.S. won the 4×100-meter medley relay in his final race:

”Wow @MichaelPhelps wow. He’s gone somewhere no man has ever been..Greatest Olympian Athlete Ever” – Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, http://www.twitter.com/DwyaneWade

”Amazing!!” – 2008 Olympic gymnastics gold medalist Nastia Liukin, http://www.twitter.com/NastiaLiukin

”Lovely ending to a historic career for @michaelphelps. #legend” – U.S. women’s soccer player Heather Mitts, http://www.twitter.com/HeatherMitts

”It’s now official @MichaelPhelps you are the best swimmer I know. You’re more than the GOAT, you’re a national treasure!” – Heisman Trophy winner and college football analyst Desmond Howard, http://www.twitter.com/DesmondHoward

”Phelps wins an 18th gold medal. Pretty nice way to retire. He is definitely my choice for greatest Olympian of all time. #toogood” – British tennis player Laura Robson, http://www.twitter.com/laurarobson5