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London Olympics 2012: Michael Phelps Gets Gold Medal No. 16 With 200m IM Victory

Michael Phelps isn't having as good a run in the London Olympics as he did his last time out but ... who in the world expected him to? Nothing he could have done would have topped what he was able to previously do, but that doesn't mean he's not out to make a statement and add to his ridiculous collection of medals.

On Thursday, Phelps competed in the men's 200m individual medley, with his main competition being Ryan Lochte, also of the United States. Phelps was out looking for revenge after Lochte bested him previously, and he got it. He took the gold medal with a time of 1:54.27, while Lochte took silver, trailing by 0.63 seconds with a time of 1:54.90. Phelps absolutely smoked Lochte on the back to take the win.

Laszlo Cseh took the bronze with a time of 1:56.22 - a differential of 1.95 seconds. This race was billed as Phelps vs Lochte and that's exactly what it was.

Phelps, who attended the University of Michigan, now has 20 medals to his name, 16 of which are gold.

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