Golden night for USA swimming

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - One night after his only setback in Rio, Michael Phelps is back on top.

As Nathan Adrian touched the wall to finish off the victory in the 4x100m medley relay, Phelps gathered the other relay swimmers, Ryan Murphy and Cody Miller, in his arms.

Two-time gold medalist Murphy put the Americans out front with a world-record split on the backstroke - it counts since he was leading off - but Britain surged ahead on the breaststroke.

Phelps dove into the pool in second place. He wouldn't be for long.

With Saturday's win, Phelps won five golds in Rio and one silver - an upset loss to Joseph Schooling in the 100-meter fly.


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