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,

”Amazing!!” – 2008 Olympic gymnastics gold medalist Nastia Liukin,

”Lovely ending to a historic career for @michaelphelps. #legend” – U.S. women’s soccer player Heather Mitts,

”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,

”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,