Michael Phelps wins 200M individual medley, his 22nd career gold
Michael Phelps took home yet another gold medal on Thursday night, winning the men’s 200 meter individual medley for a fourth time.
Racing against U.S. teammate Ryan Lochte, Phelps posted a time of 1:54:66, pulling well away late and sealing his 22nd career gold medal and 26th overall. He has won the event in four straight Olympics, starting with the 2004 games in Athens. He won by nearly two seconds.
Lochte did not place, finishing fifth in an event he and Phelps have largely dominated in world competition dating back to 2003.
Phelps has now won four times in four events in these Rio Games, also winning gold in the men’s 4x100 meter relay, men’s 200 meter butterfly, and 4x200 meter freestyle relay earlier this week. He remains the most decorated Olympian of all time.