Phelps enters history books, but he isn't done leaving mark on London
LONDON -- Three thoughts off Tuesday night's swimming finals ...
An hour later, Phelps anchored the 4x200 freestyle relay team to its third straight Olympic title. This gold -- Phelps' first in four races -- was never in doubt. He collected his 18th and 19th Olympic medals Tuesday, surpassing Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina, who won 18 medals from 1956 through 1964.
Now, Phelps rolls into his final two individual races with a point to prove. He does not want to leave his final Olympics without an individual gold medal. He's slated to go head-to-head with Ryan Lochte in the 200 IM final on Thursday. Phelps' expected rematch with Milorad Cavic in the 100 butterfly is Friday. The 200 fly was supposed to be an easy gold. It looked that way for about 180 meters.