London, U.K. –
Michael Phelps won the Silver medal today in the men’s 200 butterfly race making him tied with Soviet gymnast Larissa Latynina for the most medals 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 4×100 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 4×100 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 ranked better.