RIO DE JANEIRO: On Tuesday Michael Phelps won his 20th Olympic gold medal following pulverising fierce rival Chad le Clos to regain his 200m butterfly title in a grudge race bristling with emotion. In theRio final the American, the main decorated athlete in Olympic history, supplementary to his staggering title tally by overwhelming the South African, clocking 1min 53.36sec.
Le Clos, the defensive champion, faded poorly in the ending 50m and ended out of the medals as Japan's Masato Sakai came through for surprise silver in 1:53.40 with Hungary's Tamas Kenderesi captivating bronze in 1:53.62. World record-holder Phelps, who won the title in 2004 and 2008, renowned by pointing to the ceiling and pumping his fists, signing to the crowd to "bring the noise" subsequent to becoming the oldest entity gold medallist in Olympic swimming history at 31.
Challenging in his fifth and final Olympics, victory was double as sweet for Phelps following clashing with le Clos in the media while losing to the South African in an epic tussle in London. Later on Tuesday Phelps won his 19th Olympic gold in the men's 4x100m freestyle transmit at the weekend and could win a 21st in the 4x200m free. If he experience gluttonous there is more probable gold for Phelps in the 100m fly and the 200m individual medley – events he has extremely won at the precedent three Olympics.