Tuesday 26 September 2017

Phelps must settle for butterfly silver as Chad Le Closs takes gold

American swimmer Michael Phelps.
American swimmer Michael Phelps.

Independent.ie reporters

AMERICAN Olympic record breaker Michael Phelps has another Olympic medal to add to his collection – but this time it’s silver.

South African Chad Le Closs took the men’s 200M butterfly in London this evening in a time of 1:52.96.

Phelps finished second in a time of 1:53.01, just behind the delighted South African.

Japan’s Takeshi Matsuda wins the bronze in a time of 1:53.21.

Michael Phelps is an Olympic legend, holding 18 medals including 12 gold.

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