Michael Phelps wins 21 Olympic golds medals



    Michael Phelps wins 21 Olympic golds medals

    AAug.10, Brasilia: Michael Phelps extended his tally to 21 Olympic gold medals by breacking the record as he won individual and team titles on day four at Rio 2016.

    The American, 31, comprehensively beat defending champion Chad le Clos in the 200m butterfly before he helped the US win the men's 4x200m freestyle relay. "That's a lot of medals," said Phelps. "It's just insane. It's mind-blowing."

    British quartet Stephen Milne, Duncan Scott, Dan Wallace and James Guy won the silver in the relay, reports said.

    Phelps began the evening by avenging 24-year-old Le Clos' victory over him at London 2012.

    Phelps added: "I wanted that one back. I came into the pool tonight with a mission and the mission was accomplished." He cruised to victory in one minute 53.36 seconds as the South African only managed to finish fourth.

    Japan's Masato Sakai and Hungary's Tamas Kenderesi overtook Le Clos in the final 50 metres to take the silver and bronze medals respectively.

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