Michael Phelps On Track To Win His 22nd Career Medal

Michael Phelps won his 5th medal in the 100 meter butterfly, his 21st career Olympic medal. In the men’s 4×100 medley relay tomorrow night, Phelps will surely end his Olympic career with 22 medals in all. Supported by Matt Grevers, gold medalist in the 100 backstroke, Brendan Hansen, bronze medalist in the 100 breaststroke, and Nathan Adrian, gold medalist in the 100 freestyle, Phelps should cruise into the record books once again.

Phelps appeared confused at the finish of the 100 fly final, unsure for several seconds of how to react. His winning time, 51.21, was realatively slow.

South African, Chad le Clos, tied Russia’s Evgeny Korotyshkin for the silver with a 51.44.

Milorad Cavic, the 2008 Olympic Games silver medalist, finished just off the medal podium  in fourth place; however, he was out the fastest, clocking a 23.57 at the 50. The mere fact that Cavic was in the Olympic final is a success, considering his major back surgery.  After Cavic’s 51.45 European Championship win in the 100 fly this spring, Phelps said, “Cavic is back and he’s on my radar. You have to consider him.”

Phelps was 24.35 at the 50, in 7th, only ahead of fellow 200 butterflyer and  gold medalist, le Clos.

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8 years ago

Mel, if you read these comments, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart to you and the rest of the staff of SwimSwam.com for all of your hardwork! You really improved my enjoyment of the London experience by providing information about the events as well as a place for me to share my own ideas about the events and enthusiasm for the Olympics with other fans. I must add that the fact that the “streaming” video from NBC was horrible made this website even more of a godsend because I could fill in the blanks of what little I was able to see on NBC with the info. here. If I had to wait for the evening tape-delayed show… Read more »

Reply to  DanJohnRob
8 years ago

Couldn’t agree more!!!

Reply to  DanJohnRob
8 years ago

I second that Mel!

jean michel
8 years ago

I will add also that this website is the best in the world for it`s content , infos research , fun picks contest , and the sharing aspect for all fans around the world > Love and respect to the whole team >
Huge respect to Olympian M. Phelps for his records breaking and amazing legacy he will leave behind him > i knew team Usa would deliver a fabulous meet and they did with 3 WR`s and huge surprises + confirmations > Missy Franklin had a wonderful meet and Is the Women of these olympics with no doubt . 2 more golds from Usa are still to come …and i predict at least one world record ….Cheers from India

jean michel
8 years ago

Still feel a bit upset for Lochte` s performances ….too much advertisement can`t bring him any good . I love his talent and what he brought to swimming but something is a bit weird in this meet for him so far , I wish for him some lessons learned and new growth .to be followed.
His relay anchor was not bad at all but did not bring gold for Usa`s relay > respect anyway for him .

About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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