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Masato Sakai claimed silver after coming out of nowhere to almost deny Michael Phelps his 20th Olympic gold medal in the men’s 200-meter butterfly at the Rio Games on Tuesday.

There was nothing Japan could do to stop Phelps from collecting his 21st either, as the most decorated Olympian of all time dried himself off and joined his United States teammates just over an hour later to win gold in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay.

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