Michael Phelps won the men's 200m individual medley at London 2010 from his USA team-mate Ryan Lochte. For the second time this Olympics, Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte were neck-and-neck Thursday in London - in their final event together of the Summer.
After losing to Lochte in the 400 individual medley last Saturday, Phelps, 27, managed to out-swim his friend and teammate in Thursday's 200-meter individual medley by only .63 seconds.
Phelps's gold medal-winning swim - clocking in at 1:54:27 - brought his total number of medals to 20 (16 gold), while Lochte's silver upped his own count to 11. Great going Guys!
Phelps has, in all likelihood, two competitive races left. On Friday night he will go in the 100m butterfly, against one old rival in Milorad Cavic and one young one in Le Clos.
Lochte, who turns 28 Friday, is done for the Games. His other Thursday night final - the 200 backstroke, traditionally his best event - nabbed him a bronze medal, while teammate Tyler Clary took home the gold."Sometimes you have it, sometimes you don't," says Lochte. "But overall, I can't be too disappointed. I am coming home to my country with five Olympic medals."