Michael Phelps created history as he became the first swimmer to win four consecutive golds in the 200m individual medley Olympic title at the Rio 2016 Olympics on 11 August. This has seen him win his 22nd gold medal, taking his overall tally to 26 medals, which include two silver and two bronze.

Kosuke Hagino of Japan and China's Wang Shun won silver and bronze respectively in the 200m individual medley on Thursday. The United States swimmer clocked a time of one minute, 54.66 seconds to clinch gold on Thursday. He fell short of 0.66 seconds to beat the world-record, which is currently held by his compatriot Ryan Lochte.

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Michael Phelps won his 22nd gold medal Getty

Phelps, who came out of retirement two years ago, has been impressive at the ongoing summer Olympics in Brazil. With his latest success, he has already won two individual and two relay golds at the Rio 2016. IBTimes UK looks at how Twitter reacted after Phelps won his latest goal medal in his fifth Olympics.

Simone Bilas and Michael Phelps have done more for the USA than Hilary or Donald combined, can we vote them for President and VP?!

— Matt crum (@matthew_crum) August 12, 2016

Players from both teams watching on the big board as the Phelps race is shown. Phelps is a Baltimore guy. pic.twitter.com/fMP4aDsnfV

— Joe Person (@josephperson) August 12, 2016

Michael Phelps has 22 Olympic gold medals.

Brazil has 24.

Phelps could host the 2024 Olympics.

— Daniel Cherny 📰 (@DanielCherny) August 12, 2016

Michael Phelps is just incredible. Watching Olympic history unfold is fun. 🐐

— Jeremy (@raulz801) August 12, 2016

Is Michael Phelps even human? 😭

— Troye (@seelenverwandt_) August 12, 2016

Dreading the moment when I have to watch Michael Phelps swim his last #Olympic race. #Rio2016 #dynasty #onceinalifetime #ultimateathlete

— Kristin Crooks (@kristincrooks) August 12, 2016

I remember back in the 2008 Olympics when we all were in awe of Michael Phelps. Who would've thought we would continue to be in awe in 2016?

— Alex Witmer (@A13Wit) August 12, 2016

Tell me LeBron is a far better athlete than Michael Phelps when he dominates the 200 IM.

— Nick Sabato (@NickSabatoMDR) August 12, 2016

Michael Phelps this whole week pic.twitter.com/wCjyfmXVGn

— Keith (@KPJR13) August 12, 2016