published Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Phelps wins 200 IM for 20th career Olympic medal

United States Michael Phelps competes in a men's 200-meter individual medley swimming semifinal at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
United States Michael Phelps competes in a men's 200-meter individual medley swimming semifinal at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

LONDON (AP) — Michael Phelps won the 200-meter individual medley Thursday for his first individual gold of the London Olympics.

The American clocked 1 minute, 54.27 seconds for his record 20th career Olympic medal and 16th gold.

Teammate Ryan Lochte touched in 1:54.90 to take the silver medal and Laszlo Cseh of Hungary was third in 1:56.22.

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