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

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...

Phelps went to the stands to share a tender moment with his baby son Boomer (left) and fiancée Nicole Johnson

#RIO2016 USA's Michael Phelps competes to win the Men's 200m Butterfly Final…

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

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 Freestyle Relay on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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.

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 freestyle relay alongside Nathan Adrian, Ryan Held and Caeleb Dressel Sunday night, the 3

#RIO2016 Michael Phelps of the United States celebrates winning gold in the Men's 200m Butterfly Final on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic...

Michael Phelps of the United States celebrates winning gold in the Men's Butterfly Final on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic.

Michael Phelps celebrates winning gold in the men's 200-meter butterfly final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on Aug. 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

Michael Phelps celebrates winning gold in the men's butterfly final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on Aug. 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

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

This is a really cool graphic. But the last two pics, man, that really hit the hardest. That was what the media CHOSE to ignore, but thankfully some astute photographers caught the history.

16 Memorable Things Captured In The Olympic Games So Far

16 Memorable Things Captured In The Olympic Games So Far Dang the last one is crazy sad.

TOPSHOT - Singapore's Joseph Schooling(2ndR) poses with silver medallists (fromL) USA's Michael Phelps, Hungary's Laszlo Cseh and South Africa's Chad Guy Bertrand Le Clos after he won the Men's 100m Butterfly Final during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 12, 2016. / AFP / GABRIEL

TOPSHOT - Singapore's Joseph Schooling(2ndR) poses with silver medallists (fromL) USA's Michael Phelps, Hungary's Laszlo Cseh and South Africa's Chad Guy Bertrand Le Clos after he won the Men's 100m Butterfly Final during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 12, 2016. / AFP / GABRIEL

What Michael Phelps Loves About His Under Armour Ad, and Why He's Never Worn Nike

What Michael Phelps Loves About His Under Armour Ad, and Why He's Never Worn Nike

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

Michael Phelps of the United States reacts in the Final of the Mens 4 x Freestyle Relay on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the…

#RIO2016 Michael Phelps of the United States celebrates winning gold in the Men's 200m Individual Medley Final on Day 6 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the...

Michael Phelps of the United States celebrates winning gold in the Men's Individual Medley Final on Day 6 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the.

TEAM USA - led by Michael Phelps carries the flag during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty)

TEAM USA - led by Michael Phelps carries the flag during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty)

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