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Rio Olympics: Swim legend Michael Phelps clinches 19th Olympic gold medal

Updated: Aug 08, 2016 10:17 IST

Johannesburg, Aug 8 (ANI): American swimmer Michael Phelps continues to cement his legacy as he clinched his 19th Olympic gold medal after leading his country to a thrilling 4x100m freestyle relay win at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The 31-year-old, who is the most decorated Olympian in history, gave the USA ahead with a scintillating second leg before Nathan Adrian finished 0.61 seconds ahead of ahead of France and third-placed Australia, Sport24 reported.

With the win, Phelps has now extended his medal tally to staggering 23 medals, which includes two silvers and two bronzes. (ANI)