Michael Phelps wins his 21st Olympic medals

Michael Phelps claimed his second gold medal in one night and the 21st of his career as the United States won the men’s 4×200 meters Olympic freestyle relay on Tuesday.

The most successful Olympian of all time swam the final leg to extend his career tally to a total of 25 medals, also including two silver and two bronze.

Earlier he had won gold number 20 with victory in the 200m butterfly.

It was the fourth successive U.S. Olympic victory in the event.

The Americans led throughout, with Conor Dwyer handing over to Townley Haas and Ryan Lochte. There was a huge roar from the Rio crowd when Phelps sprang from the block with a lead of 1.76 seconds over Japan, and 2.88 seconds over Britain.

The Americans touched home in 7 minutes 00.66 seconds.

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