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Michael Phelps earns 21st gold medal with wins in 200-meter butterfly, 4×200 relay at Rio Olympics

Michael Phelps sat alone, thoroughly exhausted. He put his head in his hands and then motioned at his neck as though he had nothing left to give.

No need.

His work was done.

He had his 20th and 21st gold medals.

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Michael Phelps’ Weird Bruises: Does Cupping Therapy Really Work?

Several Olympic athletes, including swimmer Michael Phelps, have appeared in Rio with odd-looking circular marks on their bodies. These marks are the result of “cupping therapy,” a traditional Chinese medicinal practice for muscle healing. But does it really work?

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