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Twitter reacts to Ledecky, Phelps victories

Swimming - Olympics: Day 4

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 09: Gold medalist Katie Ledecky of the United States poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women’s 200m Freestyle Final on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

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Dominance tends to attract attention, and that’s certainly the case for American swimmers Katie Ledecky and Michael Phelps. Both added another individual gold medal to their respective medal cases Tuesday night, with Ledecky winning the 200 free and Phelps the 200 butterfly, and the stands in Rio were packed with stars.

In addition to their USA Swimming teammates, Ledecky and Phelps were cheered on by members of the United States men’s basketball team including Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and DeAndre Jordan. And of course there was no shortage of reactions on Twitter, including some from those who are accomplished sports figures in their own right.

And David Hasselhoff.