Thursday, August 2, 2012
Michael Phelps dove confidently into the pool a scant thirty minutes ago, then roared through the 200 individual medley with a vengeance in a head-to-head battle with top swim rival (and good pal) Ryan Lochte that nabbed him pure gold!
Phelps snatched up the coveted prize in a flat 1:54.27.
For the first time at the Olympics this past week, Phelps - not only took the lead - but didn't let up 'til he hit the wall.
The time for dilly-dallying was over.
Or, did the studly swimmer's Coach - Bob Bowman - read him the riot act after he lost the gold in a stinky race because of sheer stupidity and a lack of focus?
To date, Phelps has snapped up four medals at the Games thus far across the big pond (two golds and two silvers).
At this juncture, Phelps remains the top medal-getter (with 20 coveted prizes) in the history of the historic games.
Lochte, meanwhile, has racked up five medals in London Town.
Sports historians (and chart-keepers) are hailing Phelps and Lochte as the greatest swimmers on the face of the globe. Of course, they've earned the distinction (in spite a couple of sloppy shows over the past few days overseas).
Stay posted for updates!