Rio 2016: 19th gold for Phelps as US win 4x100 relay


Michael Phelps won a record 19th Olympic gold medal as the United States dominated the 4x100 metre relay at Rio 2016.

The USA - featuring Phelps, Caeleb Dressel, Ryan Held and Nathan Adrian - took the lead early and never looked like relinquishing it, finishing with a time of three minutes and 9.92 seconds. 

France battled but could only manage second place, with Cam McEvoy starring to ensure Australia beat Russia to bronze.

Phelps now boasts a staggering 23 Olympic medals in all and will hope to add to that tally in Rio.