By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – U.S. swimming phenomenon, Michael Phelps, set another Olympic record on Thursday, by winning the 200-meter medley and his fourth gold medal in the Rio Olympics. The U.S. also claimed the top prize for the women’s swimming competition with Simone Manuel, the first African American woman to win a gold medal for individual swimming.

"My first gold medal at my first Olympics is kind of a surprise to me," a smiling Manuel said to reporters. Manuel was followed by Canada’s Penny Oleksiak, who won the silver . . .

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