On Tuesday afternoon, Michael Phelps was edged out by Chad le Clos of South Africa for the gold medal in the men's 200-meter butterfly.
Phelps led for the majority of the race prior to le Clos passing in the last stretch and beating him in the final touch, officially by .05 seconds. This is the first time since 2003 that Phelps has lost a 200-meter butterfly race.
Despite the shortcoming in the finish, Phelps tied Larisa Latynina for the most all-time Olympic medals with 18, and he has a chance to pass that number on Tuesday when he competes in the men's 4x200 freestyle.
Michael Phelps takes silver in the Olympics 200 butterfly. He ties Larisa Latynina for most alltime Olympic medals with 18.— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) July 31, 2012
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