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Olympic Results: Phelps, Ledecky Win Gold

 

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Michael Phelps now has 25 medals in all — and three more races in Rio to add to his almost unimaginable total.

 

On a golden night at the pool on Tuesday, Phelps earns the 20th and 21st Olympic gold medals of his staggering career.

 

He won the 200-meter butterfly and came back about an hour later to anchor the United States to victory in the 4x200 freestyle relay.

 

Phelps has four other medals — two silver and two bronze.

 

Katie Ledecky is on her way to an Olympic feat that's only been done one other time.

 

Ledecky held off Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom to win gold in the 200-meter freestyle Tuesday night at the Rio Olympics.

 

Ledecky is trying to become only the second female after Debbie Meyer in 1968 to capture the three longest freestyle events at a single Olympics. Ledecky now has the 200 and 400 titles, and she's an overwhelming favorite to win the 800.

 

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