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NO MEANS NO: I'm ready to retire, says Michael Phelps after winning 27th Olympic medal

NO MEANS NO: I'm ready to retire, says Michael Phelps after winning 27th Olympic medal

Phelps said in 2012 he was retiring but he came back for one last hurrah after feeling he wanted to bow out on his own terms.

Rio Olympics 2016, Day 7 Recap: Mighty Michael Phelps stunned on record-breaking day

Rio Olympics 2016, Day 7 Recap: Mighty Michael Phelps stunned on record-breaking day

Phelps was seeking his 23rd Olympic gold in the 100m butterfly but Schooling, 21, relegated the legendary American to silver.

PULSATING FINISH: Michael Phelps wins 20th Gold Medal - WATCH

PULSATING FINISH: Michael Phelps wins 20th Gold Medal - WATCH

Michael Phelps won his 20th Olympic gold medal on Tuesday after pulverising fierce rival Chad le Clos to regain his 200m butterfly title in a grudge race bristling with emotion.

20th Gold Medal for Michael Phelps: American great crushes Chad le Clos in 200m butterfly final

20th Gold Medal for Michael Phelps: American great crushes Chad le Clos in 200m butterfly final

The American, the most decorated athlete in Olympic history, added to his staggering title tally by overpowering the South African in the Rio final, clocking 1min 53.36sec.

Michael Phelps vs Chad Le Clos: I'm the strongest athlete out there, warns South African swimmer

Michael Phelps vs Chad Le Clos: I'm the strongest athlete out there, warns South African swimmer

The South African created ripples in 200m butterfly at London Olympics after snatching a fifth gold from the American superstar.

TRAGIC: Parents of Olympic champion fighting cancer

TRAGIC: Parents of Olympic champion fighting cancer

The swimmer's father has prostate cancer, and mother has breast cancer.

Michael Phelps answers Chad Le Clos with 100m butterfly victory

Michael Phelps answers Chad Le Clos with 100m butterfly victory

Michael Phelps sent a clear message to his 2016 Rio Olympic rivals after taking gold with another stunning world best time in the 100 meter butterfly at the US championships on Saturday.

Chad le Clos wins men`s 100m fly world gold

Chad le Clos wins men`s 100m fly world gold

South Africa`s Chad le Clos won the men`s 100m butterfly final at the swimming world championships on Saturday.

Michael Phelps sets tone for Rio race with blistering 200m fly win

Michael Phelps sets tone for Rio race with blistering 200m fly win

Michael Phelps showed Friday he`s still a formidable force as the Rio Olympics approach, clocking a stunning 1min 52.94sec to win the 200m butterfly at the US swimming championships.

Olympic failure taught Katinka Hosszu to seek gold in business

Olympic failure taught Katinka Hosszu to seek gold in business

Before she became 2014 World Swimmer of the Year and the first to pass the $1 million mark in prize money, Hungarian Katinka Hosszu nearly hung up her goggles, frustrated that she failed to win a medal at the 2012 London Olympics.

Chad Le Clos begins Olympic gold bid in Kazan

Chad Le Clos begins Olympic gold bid in Kazan

Chad Le Clos knows he is under the pressure of expectation.

It happens every time he hits the pool deck. 

Chad Le Clos wins 200m butterfly to claim fourth gold

Chad Le Clos wins 200m butterfly to claim fourth gold

Chad Le Clos took his fourth gold medal in Doha on Sunday and became the first male swimmer to win all three butterfly distances in a single world short-course swimming championships.

Chad le Clos sets 100m butterlfy short-course world record

Chad le Clos sets 100m butterlfy short-course world record

South Africa`s Chad le Clos set a new world record of 48.44sec in the 100m butterfly at the World Short-Course Swimming Championships in Doha on Thursday.

Chad le Clos confident of beating Michael Phelps again in Rio Olympics

Chad le Clos confident of beating Michael Phelps again in Rio Olympics

Chad le Clos, one of the few men to have beaten Michael Phelps at the Olympics, has thrown down the challenge to his old rival, urging him to get back into training so they can have a rematch at Rio in 2016.

Michael Phelps strong in 100m fly qualifying

Olympic great Michael Phelps posted the fastest time in the world this year to lead the way into the 100m butterfly final at the US Swimming Championships on Friday.

CWG 2014: Aussie swimmers look to go out with a splash

Australia`s swimmers will be bidding to go out with a splash by sweeping the relay events on the final day in the pool at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday, as Canada`s Damian Warner closes in on decathlon gold.

Commonwealth Games: Double swim gold for England, South Africa, Australia

England, South Africa and Australia all claimed two gold medals in the pool at the Commonwealth Games as world champions Cate Campbell, Cameron van der Burgh and Chad le Clos were victorious.

Injury almost ruined my race to gold, says Chad Le Clos

An ankle injury nearly prevented Olympic champion Chad le Clos from successfully defending his 200 metres butterfly title at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Saturday, the swimmer told Reuters.

Glory for Chad Le Clos, Fran Halsall, four more golds for Australia at CWG

South Africa`s Chad le Clos solidified his status as the world`s best 200m butterfly swimmer as he retained his Commonwealth Games title, while Australia added another four golds in the pool.

CWG 2014: Le Clos survives bus scare to retain 200m butterfly title

South Africa`s Olympic champion Chad le Clos survived a freak accident to retain his Commonwealth Game 200m butterfly title on Saturday in a Games record of 1min 55:07sec.