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Rio 2016: Phelps Closes in on 22nd Gold

Swimming great, Michael Phelps stayed on course for his 22nd Olympic gold medal after qualifying for the final of the 200m individual medley at the 2016 Olympics.

The 31-year-old, who has already bagged three gold medals in Rio, finished ahead of fellow American Ryan Lochte to win his semi-final in one minute 55.78 seconds.

The men’s 200m individual medley final takes place at 03:01 Nigerian time on 12 August.

The legendary American will be the favourite to take gold in the 200m individual medley, having won the event in the past three Olympic Games.

Phelps is the most decorated Olympian in history with 21 gold medals, two silver medals and two bronze medals.

 

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