Phelps wins 3 Golden Goggles Awards for performance in Rio
Michael Phelps’ performance in the Rio Olympics earned him three Golden Goggles Award on Monday night in New York. For Phelps’ five gold medals this summer, USA Swimming named him its Male Athlete of the Year. The organization also honored Phelps’ 200-meter butterfly final, in which he beat out Japan’s Masato Sakai by 0.04 of a second, as Male Race of the Year, and the Americans’ 4x100 first-place freestyle relay, in which Phelps handled the second leg, as Relay Performance of the Year. Katie Ledecky of Bethesda, who won four golds in Rio, was named Female Athlete of the Year.