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  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 4: Michael Phelps and Simone Biles take centre stage

    Olympic.org takes a look back at the highlights from the fourth day of competition in Rio on Tuesday 9 August 2016. Michael Phelps won two more gold medals in the space of an hour, in the 200m butterfly and the 4x200m freestyle, bringing his total medal haul to 22. The brilliant Simone Biles lit up the women’s team competition to help the United States to victory.
    09 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Phelps lights up the Rio 2016 pool

    The winner of six medals, five of them gold, the USA’s Michael Phelps was the undisputed star of the pool at Rio 2016. The most decorated athlete in the history of the Games, he left Brazil with 23 Olympic titles to his name and 28 medals in all. His latest clutch of achievements were among the many high points of a week in which the likes of team-mate Ryan Murphy, Australia’s Kyle Chalmers, Great Britain’s Adam Peaty, China’s Sun Yang, Singapore’s Joseph Schooling and Kazakhstan’s Dmitriy Balandin also excelled.
    14 Oct 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Swimming
  • News | RIO 2016

    Phelps swims into history books with 22nd gold

    Michael Phelps offered another tour de force in his dream farewell to swimming, proving himself the all-round master of the pool with victory in the 200m individual medley to collect the 22nd Olympic gold medal of his career at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on 11 August.
    11 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Swimming, PHELPS, Michael, United States of America
  • News | RIO 2016

    History man Phelps has gold No 22 and the oldest Olympic record in his sights

    History maker Michael Phelps (USA) has another series of milestones in his sights as he prepares to defend in Rio his 200m individual medley title for the third Games running. If he emerges victorious, to claim a record 22nd gold, he will also become the first swimmer in history to win the same individual event four times.
    11 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Swimming, PHELPS, Michael, United States of America
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    Peerless Phelps seals 20th and 21st Olympic golds

    Michael Phelps delivered the latest of many breathtaking displays at Rio’s Olympic Aquatics Stadium on 9 August, when he secured victories in the 200m butterfly and the 4x200m freestyle relay to extend his record gold medal tally to 21.
    10 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Swimming, PHELPS, Michael, United States of America
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