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Rio 2016: Phenomenal Phelps Storms to 22nd Gold

Swimming legend, Michael Phelps created more history on Thursday night as he blew away the field to win the 200m individual medley.

The 31-year-old became the first swimmer to win four successive Olympic gold medals in one event, bringing his total tally to a stunning 22 Olympic Gold medals- four of which have been won in Rio 2016.

The American posted a time of one minute 54.66 seconds, almost two seconds clear of second-placed Kosuke Hagino of Japan, with China’s Shun Wang got the bronze medal

Phelps has won more than twice as many gold medals as anyone else, with former Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina second on the list with nine.

 

He could also win his fourth successive gold in the 100m butterfly after qualifying for Saturday’s final shortly after his 200m medley victory.

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