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Swimming men 200m individual medley

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Takakuwa happy to advance

London 2012 - Japan’s Ken Takakuwa finishes fourth in his semifinal 200m IM heat, but is happy to advance to the medal round.
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Cseh wins heat

London 2012 - Laszlo Cseh wins his heat in the 200m individual medley. The Hungarian swimmer earns a spot to challenge Americans Lochte and Phelps for a medal.
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Lochte’s IM butterfly

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.
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Lochte Phelps one two in semifinal

London 2012 - Michael Phelps finishes second to USA teammate Ryan Lochte in the semifinal heat of the men’s 200m individual medley.
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Three-peat history for Phelps

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.
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For you, mom!

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.
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Air intake

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.
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Fans, family, and photographers

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.
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