London 2012 - Michael Phelps becomes the first male swimmer to win the same event in three consecutive Olympic games and celebrates his 200m IM gold with USA teammate Ryan Lochte in silver, and Hungarian swimmer Laszlo Cseh with the bronze.
London 2012 - Michael Phelps maximizes his air intake during the breaststroke leg of the men’s 200m individual medley. His gold medal win makes history as the first time a male swimmer has won the same event in three consecutive Olympic Games.
London 2012 - Michael Phelps spots a familiar face in the crowd as he celebrates a historic third consecutive Olympic gold medal in the 200m individual medley.
London 2012 - A sea of fans and cameras direct their attention at the medal ceremony for the men’s 200m IM. Ryan Lochte’s father can been seen in a white shirt and striped tie.
London 2012 - Each stroke is performed for 50m during the 200m individual medley race. Here Ryan Lochte swims the butterfly leg during his semifinal win.
London 2012 - Michael Phelps finishes second to USA teammate Ryan Lochte in the semifinal heat of the men’s 200m individual medley.