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Michael Phelps wins 200m individual medley for 22nd gold

Michael Phelps has won the men's 200m individual medley for the 22nd Olympic gold medal of his career and fourth of the Rio Games.
Phelps trailed after the first two legs but took over in the breaststroke and moved clear in the freestyle to win in 1 minute 54.66 seconds.
400m individual medley winner Japan's Kosuke Hagino was second in 1:56.61 with China's Wang Shun taking bronze.

Each day at the 2016 Olympics seems to bring another "last" for the soon-to-retire Michael Phelps.
He teared up on Tuesday after his last final in the 200m butterfly, the race that started it all for his peerless Olympic career. On Thursday, he prepared to swim for the last time against the man who has chased him most relentlessly - Ryan Lochte.
Again, Phelps came out on top, winning his fourth gold medal in Rio by winning the 200 metre individual medley, blowing away the field by completing the race in 1:54.66, more than two seconds faster than silver medalist Kosuke Hagino of Japan. Lochte had a rough race, finishing fifth and failing to earn a spot on the podium.
The 200 IM would have been a difficult race for Phelps regardless, stuffed as it was between his preliminary heat and his semifinal for the 100m butterfly. But more than his fight against fatigue and more than the other swimmers in a talented field, his eternal rivalry with Lochte was the story.
With a victory, Phelps would become only the third male, after Al Oerter in the discus and Carl Lewis in the long jump, to win the same event four Olympics in a row. He was already the only male swimmer to have won the same event three times in a row, a feat he'd achieved in both the 200 IM and the 100 butterfly.
Fittingly, Lochte, the most persistent antagonist in Phelps' Olympic biography, stood in his way.

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