Video: Ravens & Panthers Stopped NFL Pre-Season Game To Watch Michael Phelps Win 22nd Gold

Video: Ravens & Panthers Stopped NFL Pre-Season Game To Watch Michael Phelps Win 22nd Gold

Michael Phelps has an entire nation gripped every time he gets in the pool.

The Team USA swim star wrote another piece of history at the Rio Olympics last night by winning his 22nd gold medal.

It was the fourth time Phelps has won the event in succession and it saw him claim his fourth gold of this year’s Games in Brazil.

But while he was doing what he does best in the water, he had his native Baltimore cheering for him back home.

Phelps, 31, who is nicknamed the ‘Baltimore Bullet’, had the backing of some fellow athletes during his latest Olympic final in the form of some top NFL stars.

During the Ravens’ pre-season game against the Carolina Panthers, play was completely stopped dead near the end of the fourth quarter just so players could watch Phelps swim to glory on the giant screen inside the M&T Stadium.

Like he would ever let them down.

You can check it out in the video below:

Phelps’ incredible feat in the pool in Rio cemented his place further as the greatest Olympian of all time.

That victory, the 13th individual triumph of his Olympics career, meant he surpassed the greatest athlete of ancient Greece and indeed of the Games – Leonidas of Rhodes.

Phelps grabbed the headline earlier  this week after his hilarious death stare before he won gold in the men’s 200m butterfly.

The facial expression was such a hit that one superfan even got it tattooed on them.

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