Best of Rio 2016 Summer Olympics: Swimming (85 images)

Michael Phelps took home his 20th and 21st career gold medals, winning the 200m butterfly and 4x200m freestyle relay, while compatriot Katie Ledecky picked up her third medal of the Games, as the swimming competition powered forward at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Updated: Aug. 14, 2016 at 8:21 AM
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Pernille Blume of Denmark reacts after winning the gold medal in the women's 50m freestyle at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 13, 2016. Photo by Matthew Healey/UPI
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Michael Phelps of the United States competes in the final of the Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 13, 2016. The United States won the gold medal setting a new Olympic Record with a time of 3:27.95. Photo by Richard Ellis/UPI..
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Etiene Medeiros of Brazil makes a gesture to silence the croud before competing in the women's 50m freestyle at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 13, 2016. Photo by Matthew Healey/UPI
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Gregorio Paltrinieri of Italy celebrates with Gabriele Detti of Italy after he wins the gold medal in the men's 15000m freestyle at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 13, 2016. Photo by Matthew Healey/UPI
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Katie Ledecky (USA) posts a gold medal time of 8:04.79 in the Women's 800M Freestyle final in the Olympic Aquatics Stadium at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 12, 2016. Photo by Matthew Healey/UPI
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USA's Michael Phelps reflected in the pool surface as he swims for a silver medal tie in the Men's 100M Butterfly in the Olympic Aquatics Stadium at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 12, 2016. Photo by Richard Ellis/UPI
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Madeline Dirado (USA) wins the gold in the Women's 200M Backstroke with a time of 02:05.990 in the Olympic Aquatics Stadium at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 12, 2016. Photo by Matthew Healey/UPI
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