Michael Phelps Wins 19th Olympic Medal | Roland Martin Reports

Michael Phelps Wins 19th Olympic Medal

Source: AP / ESPN

LONDON — Michael Phelps swam to history with his 19th Olympic medal, and this one was a more appropriate color.

With a lot of help from his friends, Phelps took down the last major record that wasn’t his alone, swimming the anchor leg for the United States in a gold medal-winning performance of the 4×200-meter freestyle relay Tuesday night.

About an hour earlier, Phelps took one of the most frustrating defeats of his brilliant career, making a shocking blunder at the finish and settling for silver in his signature event, the 200 butterfly.

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