Michael Phelps Ties Olympic Record For Most Medals Won Ever
London, U.K. -
Michael Phelps won the Silver metal today in the men's 200 butterfly race making him tied with Soviet gymnast Larissa Latynina for the most metals ever won at the Olympics. Phelps finished 05. seconds behind South Africa's Chad le Clos who won Gold by passing Phelps in the last meters of the race.
Phelps' medal count now stands at 14 gold, two silver, two bronze. He won the other silver in the 4x100 freestyle relay here.
Phelps still has three more swim races and a chances to surpass the Olympic record, the 100 butterfly, which he loves, on Thursday and Friday and will end his Olympic career in Saturday's 4x100 medley relay, plus the 200 IM which is on Wednesday and Thursday.
Teammate Ryan Lochte beat Phelps in the 400m IM, a much publicized race for Phelps despite Lochte being ranked better.