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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.

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.

Michael Phelps registers third triumph at the US Olympic swimming trials ahead of Rio Games Michael Phelps registers third triumph at the US Olympic swimming trials ahead of Rio Games

Phelps, who won the 100m fly at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympics, is now second in the world rankings behind the 50.86 of Hungarian Laszlo Cseh.

Maharashtra girl Vedika Amin breaks 100m national record in swimming Maharashtra girl Vedika Amin breaks 100m national record in swimming

Vedika registered a time of one minute and 21.03 seconds to break the previous record of 1:21.96 which was set by Vania Kapoor of Karnataka in 2013.

Disappointing! Paralympic Indian swimmer forced to wash cars for living Disappointing! Paralympic Indian swimmer forced to wash cars for living

Bharat Kumar had sit down with beggars near a temple to have his food.

Michael Phelps wins 100 meter butterfly at Swim Nationals Michael Phelps wins 100 meter butterfly at Swim Nationals

Phelps clocked 51.38 seconds to win the 100 meter butterfly.

Australia's Cate Campbell sets 100m freestyle short-course world record Australia's Cate Campbell sets 100m freestyle short-course world record

Campbell`s split time slashed a tenth of a second off the previous record of 51.01, set by Libby Trickett in 2009.

Swimming icon Michael Phelps aiming high for Rio Olympics Swimming icon Michael Phelps aiming high for Rio Olympics

Phelps believes he lived in a bubble for sometime.

Swimmer Mitch Larkin says world record needed for Rio glory

Australia's dual world swimming champion Mitch Larkin believes he will need to set a new world record to win the 100-metre backstroke at next year's Rio Olympics.

Denmark to host 2017 European Short Course Swimming Championships

 Copenhagen will be the site of the European Short Course Championships in 2017. It will be second time in four years that the country will organize the annual tournament after hosting the 2013 edition at the Jyske Bank Boxen, one of the country's premier sporting venues, in Herning.

FINA to consider minimum age limits for world champs FINA to consider minimum age limits for world champs

The 10-year-old Bahraini girl who competed at this month`s world championships in Russia could end up holding a record that will never be beaten if swimming officials push ahead with plans to close the loophole that allowed her to race.

China's world record holder Sun Yang missed 1500m final with heart problem China's world record holder Sun Yang missed 1500m final with heart problem

China`s world record-holder and Olympic champion Sun Yang confirmed his shock withdrawal from Sunday`s 1500m freestyle final at the world championships was down to a heart problem.

Japan`s Daiya Seto wins men`s 400m individual medley world gold Japan`s Daiya Seto wins men`s 400m individual medley world gold

Japan`s Daiya Seto was delighted to retain his men`s 400m individual medley gold at the world swimming championships on Sunday.

Katinka Hosszu wins women`s 400m individual medley world gold Katinka Hosszu wins women`s 400m individual medley world gold

Hungary`s Katinka Hosszu completed the individual medley double on Sunday with victory in the women`s 400m final having already claimed the 200m crown.

Gregorio Paltrinieri wins 1500m freestyle gold as record holder Sun Yang pulls out Gregorio Paltrinieri wins 1500m freestyle gold as record holder Sun Yang pulls out

China`s world record holder and Olympic champion Sun Yang was a shock withdrawal from the 1500m freestyle final at the world championships Sunday with Italy`s Gregorio Paltrinieri snatching the title.