Phelps, Lochte Race Again ...

And this time Phelps wins
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 2, 2012 2:39 PM CDT
Phelps, Lochte Race Again ...
United States' Rebecca Soni reacts after her win n the 200-meter breaststroke.   (Mark J. Terrill)

In Round 2 of Michael Phelps vs. Ryan Lochte, Phelps reigned supreme. The American stars swam against each other for the last time in these Games in the 200-meter individual medley, with Phelps taking the gold (1:54.27) and Lochte the silver (1:54.90). Their first showdown of the London Olympics went to Lochte in a runaway on the opening night of the swimming competition.

This race was a lot closer, with Laszlo Cseh of Hungary finishing third. Two other American swimmers also won gold today: Rebecca Soni in the 200-meter breaststroke and Tyler Clary in the 200-meter backstroke. The win adds to Phelps' record total of medals, now at 20. (More 2012 London Olympics stories.)

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