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In What He Called His "Last Individual Swim Ever," Michael Phelps Just Earned Another Gold Medal

Michael Phelps just added to his Olympic-record medal total by winning the 100-meter butterfly in 51.21 seconds, touching the wall ahead of South Africa's Chad Le Clos and Russia's Evgeny Korotyshkin, who tied for second (51.44). As he approached the turn, Phelps looked like he was in trouble. That's him in Lane 4, in next-to-last place:


But Phelps pretty much erased the deficit by the time has was halfway down the homestretch:

That makes 17 career golds, and 21 total medals for Phelps. Afterward, Phelps told the BBC that this was his "last individual swim ever." All that's left is the 4 x 100 medley relay, the finals of which will be tomorrow.

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