Michael Phelps this time outdid himself and broke his own record by winning 22 gold medals at the Olympics. The popular “Baltimore Bullet” has now won gold in the race of 200 meters.
This is the 13th individual victory in his Olympic career, meaning that he has overcomes the greatest athletes of the Games since ancient Greece.
According to the legend, athlete Leonidas, who has competed at the Olympics from 164 B.C to 152 D.C, has won 12 victories in his career.
Now Phelps is most successful Olympian of all time with a total of 26 medals.
Although, before the Olympics in Rio were predicted problems for him, particularly because of competition from his compatriot Ryan Lochte and Japan Hagi, Phelps responded in the best possible way and ran over the competition.
Earlier this week, the most successful Olympian in history swimmer Michael Phelps of the United States, increased its collection of Olympic medals, having won gold in races 200 meters butterfly and 4×200 freestyle.
American to twentieth jubilee medal achieve after the victory, over the great rival and reigning champion Chad Le Clos of South Africa in the race of 200 meters butterfly, then helped US team to record a convincing victory in the relay.
In the race that was the peak of the evening, Phelps avenge Le Clos for the defeat in London four years ago and swam 1: 53.36, while South Africa did not get to the podium with a time of 1: 54.06. Silver was won by Japan’s Masato Sakai 1: 53.40, while the bronze Tamas Kendreshi 1: 53.62.
Phelps at these Olympic Games took gold in the discipline and 4×100 freestyle and can go to another one medal in the 100m freestyle, again against Le Clos, on the night between Friday and Saturday.
Its primary goal has been fulfilled, and that is the title of the 200 meters butterfly, which dropped in London.