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Olympic Medal: M Swim 200 Fly

July 31, 2012 at 3:02 PM   |   Comments

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LONDON, July 31 (UPI) -- Chad le Clos of South Africa stunned American Michael Phelps Tuesday to win the Olympic gold medal in the 200-meter butterfly.

Phelps seemingly had the race in hand, but he coasted to the wall over the final few feet instead of making a final lunge and it cost him.

Le Clos touched the wall 0.05 of a second in front of Phelps, who even though he had to settle for a silver medal equaled the record for most medals won at the Olympics.

The bronze medal went to Takeshi Matsuda of Japan.

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