Michael Phelps Beats Ryan Lochte In 200-Meter Individual Medley Semifinal — Plus More Historic Gold Medal Wins For U.S.A.! Watch The Rio Highlights HERE!
That was clear when two of the best swimmers in Olympic history faced off against each other in the 200-meter individual medley semifinals on Wednesday night!
At the end of the tight race, Phelps narrowly took first place with a 1:55.78, and Lochte was close behind with a 1:56.26. Third place went to Brazil's own Thiago Pereira, who finished with a 1:57.11.
After the faceoff, Phelps told NBC that he always enjoys racing against Lochte, explaining: