31 year old Olympian Micheal Phelps has taken his incredible tally of gold medals to 21. With now twelve more than the next most successful Olympic athlete, Larisa Latynina - A gymnast from the Soviet Union competing at the games between 1956 and 1964 - Phelps is certainly justifying his return in Rio after his post-2012 retirement.
Not only does the swimming legend outclass all other athletes when it comes to going gold, Phelps even has a larger haul than some countries. As the chart below shows, with 21 gold medals, he has singlehandedly beaten the all-time gold medal tallies of countries such as Austria, Jamaica and Argentina. While this is more than likely to be his last summer games, over the last four and a bit Olympics he has achieved something truly astonishing - and it's not over yet.
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