This was the rematch, the revenge indeed, we thought we would never see. Four years ago, it was Chad Le Clos (RSA) 1:52.96, Michael Phelps (USA), the 2004 and 2008 champion, 1:53.01. And then he was back: The GOAT, with Boomer Bob hearing the boom and roar of it all up in the stands. Rio2016; 1:53.36 Michael Phelps (USA) Gold 1:53.40; Masato Sakai (JPN) Silver; 1:53.62 Tamas Kenderesi (HUN) Bronze; 1:54.06 Chad Le Clos (RSA) – Never. Poke. A. Stick. At. The. Tiger. Never. But, Never, Ever. In victory Phelps became the oldest Olympic swimming champion in history. It was 1920 in Antwerp when the father of surfing Duke Kahanamoku, of Hawaii, set a world record for Olympic gold in the 100m freestyle to celebrate his 30th birthday. Phelps turned 31 on June 30.
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