USA TODAY: Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte Finish 1-2 In 200 IM

Source: Erik Brady / USA Today

LONDON – Michael Phelps held on to beat Ryan Lochte in their showdown in the 200-meter individual medley at the London Olympics on Thursday.

Phelps won gold in 1:54.27, .63 seconds ahead of Lochte. Hungary’s Laszlo Cseh won bronze.

It was the second and last finals meeting between Phelps and Lochte at the Games. Lochte won gold in the 400 IM, in which Phelps finished fourth.

Phelps now has 20 career Olympic medals and Lochte 11. With two medals Thursday, Lochte finishes the meet second only to Phelps as the most decorated U.S. male Olympian.

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