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Brazilian Paralympic star the new Michael Phelps? No, he's Daniel Dias

Brazilian Paralympic star the new Michael Phelps? No, he's Daniel Dias

At stunning speed, the 28-year-old delighted the raucous Brazilian home crowd by beating US swimmer Roy Perkins by 10 seconds.

Michael Phelps ruled Twitter during Rio Olympics 2016

Michael Phelps ruled Twitter during Rio Olympics 2016

During the Olympics, over 187 million tweets were sent which led to 75 billion impressions (views on and off Twitter) of tweets, the company said on Wednesday.

No better way to end career than bagging 6 Olympics medals: Michael Phelps

No better way to end career than bagging 6 Olympics medals: Michael Phelps

Phelps said going into his last Olympics in Rio, he was desperate to win the elusive gold medal in 200m butterfly event.

Rio 2016 Olympics: It means a lot to be small part of Joseph Schooling's inspiration, says Michael Phelps

Rio 2016 Olympics: It means a lot to be small part of Joseph Schooling's inspiration, says Michael Phelps

And shortly after Schooling`s triumph, a photo of a 13-year-old Schooling with Phelps during the US team`s pre-Beijing Games training camp in Singapore in 2008 was a social media rage.

Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps records unlikely to be beaten soon

Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps records unlikely to be beaten soon

When you achieve such a pinnacle, it becomes that much more difficult for others to walk in your footsteps, many having to remain in their long, long shadow.

Rio Olympics: After stunning Michael Phelps, Joseph Schooling gets hero's welcome in Singapore

Rio Olympics: After stunning Michael Phelps, Joseph Schooling gets hero's welcome in Singapore

The government, in a widely expected move, announced that Schooling will not have to undergo mandatory military training until after the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

EPIC: United States win 1,000th Summer Olympic gold medal at Rio

EPIC: United States win 1,000th Summer Olympic gold medal at Rio

Nearest teams to the US are Soviet Union with 395 and Great Britain with 236.

2016 Rio Olympics: Michael Phelps signs off with 23rd gold medal

2016 Rio Olympics: Michael Phelps signs off with 23rd gold medal

It gave Phelps his fifth gold of the Rio Games after his triumphs in the 4x100m free, 4x200m free, 200m butterfly and 200m individual medley, with a silver in the 100m fly for good measure.

UNBELIEVABLE! Michael Phelps eats 5-times more than an average human; Here are the details to his secret diet

UNBELIEVABLE! Michael Phelps eats 5-times more than an average human; Here are the details to his secret diet

An average human being consumes around 2500 calories a day, which is 5 times less than what the Swimming legend takes.

Leonidas of Rhodes vs Michael Phelps: American swimmer breaks 2000-year-old Olympic record

Leonidas of Rhodes vs Michael Phelps: American swimmer breaks 2000-year-old Olympic record

Phelps won the 200-metre individual medley final for his 13th Olympic individual gold medal.

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.

WATCH: Biggest shock of Rio 2016 - Joseph Schooling stuns Michael Phelps

WATCH: Biggest shock of Rio 2016 - Joseph Schooling stuns Michael Phelps

Phelps, who now has 27 medals, had been hoping to win the event for the fourth successive Games.

 

Michael Phelps glad to end career on own terms

Michael Phelps glad to end career on own terms

Michael Phelps said on Friday that he was grateful for the chance to finish his glittering career on his own terms after setting a new Olympic record in Rio.

Rio Olympics 2016: Michael Phelps wins 200m individual medley for 22nd gold

Rio Olympics 2016: Michael Phelps wins 200m individual medley for 22nd gold

Phelps claimed his 22nd Olympic gold medal and his fourth at the Rio Olympics.
 

Rio Olympics 2016: Phelps gives `cupping` a boost in China

Rio Olympics 2016: Phelps gives `cupping` a boost in China

Star US swimmer Michael Phelps has captured headlines in Rio`s Olympic pool this week for his astonishing lifetime haul of gold medals, and for the curious red circles on his shoulder.

Rio Olympics: What a player! Michael Phelps claims 21st gold as US win 4x200m relay

Rio Olympics: What a player! Michael Phelps claims 21st gold as US win 4x200m relay

Milking the acclaim of the Brazilian crowd, Phelps climbed past the massed bank of poolside photographers to kiss fiancee Nicole and baby Boomer after an emotional medals ceremony.

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.