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Phelps Claims 21st Gold as USA Wins 4x200m Freestyle Relay

USA's Michael Phelps kisses his gold medal on the podium after Team USA won the Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay Final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.ODD ANDERSEN/ AFP/ Getty Images

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The United States took home the gold medal in the men’s 4×200 meter freestyle relay in Rio on Tuesday night, with a strong start from Conor Dwyer and Townley Haas, and a successful close from Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps.

Townley Haas’s split in the second leg of the race was a blazing 1:44.14, and Michael Phelps closed with a 1:45.26. The United States finished in 7:00.66, topping Great Britain and Japan.

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Phelps picked up his 25th career medal, and 21st gold. In his fifth Olympic games, he has now medaled three times—he too home gold in the men’s 4×100 meter relay, and gold in the men’s 200-meter butterfly earlier on Tuesday.