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Amy Kaplan

Anthony Ervin just took home two gold medals in men's swimming — which is awesome it itself — but even more so because he is now the oldest athlete to ever win a gold medal in swimming.

Ervin won gold in both the men’s 50-meter freestyle and the men’s four-by-100-meter freestyle relay. He is 35-years-old.

"I knew right away," he said to "Right away, I turned around, looked right up at the scoreboard, saw the one next to my name. And immediately, it was this sense of almost ridiculousness and surrealness that I was Olympic champion again.


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