Rio 2016: Phelps won 22nd Gold in 220m individual medley
Internet Desk: Micheal Phelps is on his way to make such a record which may not be broken by anybody or even lots of countries. Yesterday he won his 22nd Olympic Gold in 200m individual medley.
Phelps, who posted a time of one minute 54.66 seconds, has won more than twice as many gold medals as anyone else, with former Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina second on the list with nine. Four of his 22 golds have been won in Rio, where Phelps has added 200m medley success to wins in the 200m butterfly, 4x100m freestyle relay and 4x200m freestyle relay.
He could also win his fourth successive gold in the 100m butterfly after qualifying for Saturday’s final shortly after his 200m medley victory.
“Right now, I don’t know how to wrap my head around that,” Phelps says of his golden haul. “I don’t know that to say. It’s been a hell of a career.”
Phelps swims in the 100-meter individual butterfly Friday night, in the last individual race of his career, and will most likely cap off his Olympic career Saturday night, swimming the butterfly leg of the 4 X 100 medley relay.