Phelps wins 23rd Olympic gold

MICHAEL PHELPS claimed his 23rd gold medal as the USA beat Team GB into silver in the men’s 4x100m medley relay.

The American team of Phelps, Ryan Murphy, Cody Miller and Nathan Adrian set an Olympic record of 3:27.95.

It was the 31-year-old’s fifth gold of the Games in Rio.

Great Britain finished in second, 2.71 seconds behind the Americans with Australia in third.

The British quartet of Adam Peaty, James Guy, Chris Walker-Hebborn and Duncan Scott had been fastest in qualifying but despite setting a new British record they were unable to overhaul Phelps and co.

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