MICHAEL PHELPS won the 100-meter butterfly for his last individual Olympic gold medal.
The 27-year-old American, on the eve of his retirement, clocked 51.21 seconds at London’s Aquatic Centre in winning his 11th individual Olympic gold medal. The win hikes his total gold to 17 including relays and total medals to 21 including silvers and bronzes.
Phelps will see action with the US Team in the 4x100-m medley relay before retiring.
Chad le Clos of South Africa and Russia's Evgeny Korotyshkin wound up in a dead heat for second place at 51.44. Le Clos beat Phelps in the 200 fly final.
Missy Franklin matched Phelps’ three gold medals in the London Games, winning the 200-meter backstroke final in a world record time of two minutes and 4.06 seconds.
Anastasia Zueva of Russia bagged silver in 2:05.92 and Elizabeth Beisel of the US took bronze in 2:06.55.
Franklin also topped the 100-m backstroke and was part of the champion 4x200-m freestyle relay team.