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Van den Hoogenband hails Phelps, defends Ye

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Eurosport expert Pieter van den Hoogenband says that Michael Phelps is the greatest ever Olympian after he became the most decorated athlete in Games history on Tuesday.

Phelps claimed silver in the 200m butterfly and gold in the 4x200m freestyle relay to bring his career Olympic medal tally to 19.

And Van den Hoogenband also defended young Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen against accusations of doping after her 200m IM gold on Tuesday.

The accusations first surfaced after she smashed the 400 medley world record to claim gold on Saturday, marking a substantial improvement in performance for the 16-year-old.

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