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Baltimore Ravens cheer on Phelps as he wins 22nd gold medal

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Posted at 11:41 AM, Aug 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-12 13:33:11-04

Michael Phelps got some hometown love from the Baltimore Ravens Thursday night in Rio.

The team watched Phelps, a Baltimore native, win his 22nd gold medal on the screen at M&T Stadium during a break in the fourth quarter of its preseason match up against the Carolina Panthers.

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Fans waved signs that read Ravens Flock for Phelps.

"I get chills for that kind of stuff," Ravens safety Eric Weddle told ESPN. "I can sit back 10, 15, 20 years from now and I can tell my kids that I was sitting in Ravens stadium and I watched one of the best swimmers ever. As you get older, you cherish those kind of moments."

"Everybody kind of lit up when they showed the event on the big screen," kicker Justin Tucker told ESPN.

Phelps is the first swimmer ever to win the same event at four straight Olympics.

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