The 31-year-old swimmer competed with the U.S. team – which included Ryan Murphy, Cody Miller, and Nathan Adrian – during the 4×100-meter medley relay on Saturday night (August 13) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
After it was announced that they won, the crowds cheered on an emotional Michael as he hugged his teammates.
“I’ve had the opportunity to be on some of the greatest relays of all time,” Michael told CBS Sports. “It truly is an honor.”
While in Rio, Michael has won five gold medals and one silver, making him the most decorated Olympian in history.