Wednesday, 10 August 2016 - 10:13
Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky shine on golden night for US
Arms aloft and waving his finger, Michael Phelps left nobody in doubt just who was No. 1 Tuesday.
The world's most successful Olympian took his remarkable record to 21 gold medals on a stunning night for the United States in the pool.
While Phelps won the 200-meter butterfly and the US team took gold in the 4x200 meter freestyle relay, Katie Ledecky claimed her second title of the Games.
Both Phelps and Ledecky have dominated in the pool but it was the main man who commanded the attention after exorcising his demons of yesteryear.
Four years on since losing his 200-meter Olympic butterfly title, Phelps taught his rival Chad le Clos a brutal lesson.
The oldest individual gold medalist in Olympic swimming history at 31, Phelps celebrated by hugging baby son Boomer after taking in the adulation of a raucous crowd.