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Michael Phelps Gets Gold, Ryan Lochte Takes Silver in 200IM

Michael Phelps won gold in the 200 individual medley. Ryan Lochte came in just behind in silver. Phelps is the first man to win this event at three consecutive Olympics. It his second gold medal of the London Olympics, and his 16th all-time.

Phelps went into absolute beast mode, nearly setting a world record. Lochte swam well, but looked exhausted from his bronze medal race just minutes before.

Medal Count: Phelps has two golds and two silvers. Lochte has two golds, two silvers and one bronze. Their efforts certainly put into perspective how dominant Phelps was in 2008.

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