Tuesday, August 9, 2016

#Olympics: #MichaelPhelps NABS his 20th GOLD medal in 200m Butterfly! [details]

I suppose that INTENSE BEAST MODE preparedness paid off in the END.  We saw Phelps in DEEP CONCENTRATION before going up against Chad le Clos.

Michael Phelps has won the 200-meter butterfly at the Rio Olympics for the 20th gold medal of his career. Masato Sakai of Japan claimed the silver, while Hungary's Tamas Kenderesi earned the bronze. Defending Olympic champion Chad le Clos of South Africa was fourth.

Phelps avenged his defeat at the 2012 London Games by winning the 200-meter butterfly on Tuesday night, holding off Japan's Masato Sakai by a mere four-hundredths of a second.

The victory clearly delighted Phelps, who held up one finger, then sat on a lane rope and egged on the roaring crowd at the Olympic Aquatic Stadium.

He'd had this one marked on his calendar ever since he came out of retirement. Four years ago, Phelps misjudged his finish -- gliding a little too long after his final stroke -- and was edged at the wall by South African Chad le Clos.

This time, it was Phelps out front -- barely -- while Le Clos could only manage a fourth-place showing. Hungary's Tamas Kenderesi claimed the bronze.

He has one more race Tuesday night, anchoring the U.S. team in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay.

[source-Associated Press]

CONGRATS to Phelps and TEAM USA!!!


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