After that fast race, the water was almost set on fire! Michael Phelps was crowned the winner of the Men’s 200m Butterfly on Aug. 9, thrashing his competition to take home his most coveted gold! We have all the details on the magnificent win, right here!
The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, have provided some of the greatest swimming moments in the sport’s history. Time to add another to the highlight reel, as Michael Phelps just won the gold in the 200m Butterfly on Aug.9! He crushed the competition completing the 200 meters in just 1:53.36, which marked his 20th gold medal win. What an athlete!
Everyone watching wanted to see if Michael could reclaim the top prize. He was just 0.05 seconds behind Chad le Clos, 24, of South Africa during the 2012 games in London. Yes, in less time than it takes someone to read this sentence, Michael was denied another gold medal. He had to settle for silver, but four years later, Rio 2016 was his chance to redeem himself and he did not disappoint.
Prior to diving into the pool for the 200m Butterfly, Michael had already won a gold medal. After being a late addition to the 4×100 freestyle relay team, Michael pretty much single handedly helped Team USA beat the French. Michael’s amazing turn gave the U.S.A. the lead — and ultimately, the gold. “We wanted to bring this relay back to American soil,” Michael said after the race.
After Michaels done with Rio 2016 (in addition to the 200m butterfly, he’s racing in the men’s 200m individual medley on Aug. 10 and in the men’s 100m butterfly on Aug. 11) will he trade the swimming pool for the dance floor? The most decorated Olympian in history was asked to appear on Dancing With The Stars, a source EXCLUSIVELY tells HollywoodLife.com. However, Michael’s mind is more focused on his legacy being that of a swimmer instead of a dancer.
What did you think about that exciting race, HollywoodLifers? Did your swimmer win?