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Phelps claims 21st gold as US win 4x200m relay

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Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL | AFP | 

Michael Phelps bagged the 21st gold medal of his incredible Olympic career on Tuesday, anchoring the United States to victory in the 4x200m freestyle relay.

Phelps, who barely 15 minutes earlier had produced a superb victory in the 200m butterfly, led the United States home for a win in 7min 0.66sec after Conor Dwyer, Townley Haas and Ryan Lochte built up a huge lead after the first three legs.

Great Britain’s quartet took the silver medal while Japan’s men won bronze.

A list of Michael Phelps’ 21 Olympic gold medals after winning the 200m butterfly and 4x200m freestyle relay at the Rio Olympics on Tuesday:

Athens 2004

100m butterfly

200m butterfly

200m individual medley

400m individual medley

4x200m freestyle relay

4x100m medley relay

Beijing 2008

200m freestyle

100m butterfly

200m butterfly

200m individual medley

400m individual medley

4x100m freestyle relay

4x200m freestyle relay

4x100m medley relay

London 2012

100m butterfly

200m individual medley

4x200m freestyle relay

4x100m individual medley

Rio 2016

200m butterfly

4x100m freestyle relay

4x200m freestyle relay

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