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As the track and field events got underway, there was an astonishing new world record. Also, Angelique Kerber reached the tennis final and Michael Phelps was denied his 23rd gold after a shock defeat.
Michael Phelps was expected to win the 23rd gold of his Olympic career, but the American suffered a shock defeat at the hands of 21-year-old Joseph Schooling.
On day six in Rio, Fiji’s rugby sevens team etched themselves into the history books, gymnastics star Simone Biles clinched her second gold and Michael Phelps reached 22 gold medals.
As if there were any doubts, Michael Phelps showed on day four that he is definitely not washed up. The American has made history by winning his gold medals 20 and 21, despite showing some signs of age.
Michael Phelps produced two devastating displays to capture his 20th and 21st Olympic golds. With two more finals to come, the American could reach 23 before the end of the Games.