Phelps’ Last Remaining World Record Passed By 21-Year-Old Swimmer

The Frenchman completed the 400 meters individual medley in 4:02.50, shaving 1.34 seconds off Phelps' previous record.

Though Michael Phelps retired seven years ago, the U.S. swimmer continued to tower over swimming until this weekend.

On Saturday Phelps’ last remaining world record was passed by 21-year-old Leon Marchand at the World Aquatics Championship. The Frenchman completed the 400 meters individual medley in 4:02.50, shaving 1.34 seconds off Phelps’ previous record.

Phelps had held the record for nearly 21 years. The 21-year-old was under Phelps’ world record pace for the entirety of his swim, eventually setting the new record and securing his third ever gold medal at the World Championships.