Michael Phelps has become the first Olympic swimmer in history to win four gold medals in a row at the same event -- BUT AT WHAT COST?
It means this was the last time Phelps and Ryan Lochte got to swim together at the Olympic Games.
*Weeps into pillow*
But the bromance lives on in their hearts.
It's no secret the swimmers have been big, moist soulmates for quite some time now.
Phelps said it himself the other day,
I love racing him. I think for me, he brings the best out of me. We're racers. It's meets like these that I love the most where he and I get to go in and duke it out.
They've been H2br0s since they started racing each other back in 2004. That's more than a decade of watery love. Love mere unolympians like us can only dream of.
I just want a boyfriend who looks at me like @RyanLochte looks at @MichaelPhelps pic.twitter.com/3XvPL4z2vk — Nina Ruggiero (@NinaMarieNYC) August 12, 2016
Ryan's hinted at retiring after these Olympics, which made this romantic dinner for two even more special:
That's the kind of romance Shakespeare would have written about.
Thursday night marked the fourth time Phelps won the 200 meter individual medley.
He came in with a time of 54.66 seconds. Lochte still holds the world record at 1:54.00.
Before the race, Phelps said,
Things starting hitting me this morning. I thought, 'Wow, I only have to put a racing suit on two more times after tonight and I only have to warm down one more time after tonight'. Those little tiny things I've been saying to Bob every day. It's like wow, tonight's my last 200 ever. That's a very exciting one.
Phelps took home the gold in the 200 meter butterfly, 4x100 meter freestyle relay, 4x200 meter freestyle relay and the 200 meter individual medley.