Phelps wins 200 IM for 20th career Olympic medal

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(AP) – Michael Phelps won the 200-meter individual medley Thursday for his first individual gold of the London Olympics. He clocked 1 minute, 54.27 seconds for his record 20th career Olympic medal and 16th gold. Teammate Ryan Lochte took the silver.

In the 200-meter backstroke, Tyler Clary of the United States passed Lochte on the last lap and set an Olympic record to win the gold medal.

Rebecca Soni of the United States set another world record to defend her 200-meter breaststroke title. It was the sixth world record in the pool at these games.

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