The planet has never ever seen an athletic exit like that. Michael Phelps won his 22nd profession gold medal in amazing style Thursday, once more demolishing his competitors in the 200m individual medley and also setting-up exactly converted into a historic night for U.S swimming.
Rio is the 4th successive Olympics Phelps has taken gold in case, and he would do so by a broad margin, much outpacing the rest of the field. Silver medalist Kosuke Hagino of Japan trailed Phelps by close to a body-length. China’s Wang Shun take bronze. American Ryan Lochte, Phelps’ longtime friend and rival, ended a disappointing fifth spot.