Rio Olympics 2016: Twitterati hail Michael Phelps on winning two consecutive gold medals

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Rio de Janeiro, Aug 10: Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian in the history entered the record books twice in a day as he bagged two consecutive gold medals within a span of 70 minutes.

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It was indeed an epic night for the American swimmer who bagged his 20th gold medal first in Men's 200m butterfly category and within 70 minutes won his 21st medal with Team USA in Men's 4x200m relay category.

Michael Phelps celebrates after winning his 21st gold medal (Image courtesy: Olympics Twitter handle)

Michael Phelps at the moment has 21 Olympic gold medals under his belt and 25 overall. He had also won 2 silver and 2 bronze medals in the previous three editions.

As Phelps creates history twice in a single day, Twitteratis around the world flocked the social media and flooded Twitter with congratulatory tweets.

Here are some of the tweets addressed to the incredible Michael Phelps:

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