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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.