Michael Phelps: An inspiration to young athletes
1 August 2012 Last updated at 23:58 BST
The American swimmer Michael Phelps has become the most decorated Olympian in history.
He won his 19th medal after the United States claimed the gold in the men's 4 x 200m freestyle relay.
Young athletes in his home town of Baltimore have been talking about the man they call an 'inspiration'.
Steve Kingstone reports.