Michael Phelps stormed to his 22nd gold medal and his fourth consecutive 200 metres individual medley in Rio late Thursday night.
The 31 year old American claimed the medal with a winning time of 54.66 seconds,to win his second individual medal at the games and is fourth overall.
Japanese athlete Kosuke Hagino, the 400 metre individual medley champion was second, recording a time of 1 minute 56.61 seconds.Wang Shun of China claimed the bronze medal with a time of 1 minute 57.05 seconds.
Ryan Lochte, a team mate of Phelps could only manage fifth with a time of 1 minute 57.47 seconds. Britain’s Dan Wallace was eight with a time of 1 minute 58.54 seconds.
Phelps’s medal haul may not be over though as he a chance of winning another gold medal in the 100 metre butterfly. Phelps has won the gold medal at this events for the last 3 Olympics in 2004,2008 and 2012 and will be going for his fourth consecutive win.