Michael Phelps has already won a gold medal at the Rio 2016 games. Will he add another during the Men’s 200m Butterfly event on Aug. 8? This is going to be epic and HollywoodLife.com wants you see every second. Click to watch.
It seems that no one can catch Michael Phelps, 31, when he’s in the water. He’s already scored 19 gold medals in swimming, which is more than Great Britain, Germany, and China. Will he score his 20th when he jumps into the pool for the Men’s 200m butterfly event? The action kicks off around 12:00 P.M. ET on Aug. 8, so be sure you witness another jaw-dropping Olympic moment.
Fans can watch Michael and the rest of the world’s best swimmers compete via NBC’s official Olympic live stream (after entering their cable/satellite info.) CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE MEN’S 200M BUTTERFLY OLYMPIC EVENT LIVE STREAM
Update: You can watch all the Aug. 8 swimming events through the above live stream as well.
This won’t simply be a walk in the park for Michael (or, would that be a swim?) He’s looking for redemption from losing to Chad le Clos, 24, of South Africa at the London Games in 2012. Chad beat Michael by less than .06 seconds to secure the gold medal, giving Michael the silver. Chad is back and will compete in Heat 2. Will he and Michael have a rematch in the final?
Michael will be leaving Rio with a brand new gold medal, as he and Team USA took home the top prize in the Men’s 4×100 Freestyle relay on Aug. 7. France had pulled away and was leading the rest of the pack, but thanks to an epic turn by Michael, the U.S.A. secured the win. It’s hard to believe that Michael was announced as a late addition to the relay team. Without him they may have taken home the silver – or worse.
Rio has already seen a swimming record get shattered, as 19-year-old Katie Ledecky annihilated the competition during women’s 400m freestyle event on Aug. 7. It wasn’t a question of “if she would win?” but “how badly will she beat everyone else?” The results were amazing, as she set a new world record at 00:03:56. Way to go!
It seems Katie has raised the bar high for the men. Will Michael put in one last epic performance in the butterfly? Will he add to his already mind-blowing number of Olympic medals? Or will this be a repeat of London where he had to settle for silver (or possibly be happy with bronze?)
Who do you think is going to win, HollywoodLifers?