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Bolt, Phelps exit leaves Olympic void

Rio de Janeiro:  Twin titans Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps have mined a trove of Olympic gold, changed the sporting landscape and left a huge hole that starts in Rio and goes around the world. International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach hailed the two superstars as “icons”. But he will leave the 31st Olympic Games

Phelps signs off with fairytale farewell

Rio de Janeiro:  Michael Phelps secured a fairytale end to his career as an Olympic athlete as the US continued their dominance in the pool on the final night of swimming at the Rio Games. Phelps bagged his 23rd gold medal by helping the US to victory in the 4x100m medley relay — the last

Schooling beats Phelps to win 100m butterfly Olympic gold

Rio de Janeiro:  Joseph Schooling won Singapore’s first gold medal of the ongoing Rio Olympics by ending multiple Olympic gold medallist Michael Phelps hegemony in the 100m butterfly here. The 21-year-old Schooling touched the wall in 50.39 seconds, 0.75sec ahead of Phelps at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium here on Friday evening, reports Xinhua. Phelps, South

Phelps glad to end career on own terms

Rio de Janeiro:  Michael Phelps said on Friday that he was grateful for the chance to finish his glittering career on his own terms after setting a new Olympic record in Rio. The 31-year-old became the first swimmer to win the same event at four consecutive Olympics when he claimed the gold medal in the

Phelps wins 22nd Olympic gold

Rio de Janeiro:  Michael Phelps became the first swimmer to win the same event at four consecutive Olympics when he claimed the gold medal in the men’s 200m individual medley at the Rio Games. Phelps finished the final in 1 minute 54.66 seconds on Thursday, almost two seconds ahead of Japan’s Kosuke Hagino at the

Mission accomplished, says Phelps after winning 20th and 21st gold

Rio de Janeiro: Olympic swimming legend Michael Phelps has said his victory in the 200 metre butterfly final along with his 4x200m freestyle relay gold at the Rio Olympics were the culmination of a four-year mission. Phelps won the event at the 2004 Athens Games and again in Beijing four years later. He also set

Phelps wins 20th Olympic gold medal

Rio De Janeiro:  Michael Phelps claimed his 20th Olympic gold medal by winning the men’s 200m butterfly final at the Rio Olympics on Tuesday. The 31-year-old clocked 1:53.36 to beat Japan’s Masato Sakai by just four hundredths of second at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Xinhua news agency reported. Hungary’s Tamas Kenderesi took bronze, 0.26 seconds

Phelps wins 20th Olympic gold medal

Rio De Janeiro: Michael Phelps claimed his 20th Olympic gold medal by winning the men’s 200m butterfly final at the Rio Olympics on Tuesday. The 31-year-old clocked 1:53.36 to beat Japan’s Masato Sakai by just four hundredths of second at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Xinhua news agency reported. Hungary’s Tamas Kenderesi took bronze, 0.26 seconds further

Phelps eases into first practice session at Rio

Rio de Janeiro: American swimming great Michael Phelps has eased into practice here as he prepares to add a final glorious chapter to his glittering career. The 31-year-old joined his US teammates in their first training session at the Olympic Aquatics Centre on Tuesday afternoon, just hours after arriving in the city for the August