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It sure didn’t feel like a celebration.

But the mood was much different when he came out with his teammates to accept gold. He bantered playfully with the crowd. He posed with an American flag. He propped up a chair trying to reach his mom and two sisters, sitting in the front row.

As Phelps lingered on the deck, doing television interviews, a crowd of U.S. supporters broke into a chant.

“Four more years! Four more years!”

But, really, what’s left for someone who’s already the greatest?