Michael Phelps Calls His Olympic 200-Meter Butterfly Win 'One I'll Always Remember'
“Wow!! That was one that’ll I’ll always remember … I wanted that one so bad last night!! #last200fly #mostpainful #20 #24 #usa #gettysport,” the athlete captioned an Instagram post Wednesday.
Phelps lost the 200-meter butterfly by 5/100ths of a second to Le Clos at the 2012 Olympics.
And it was a loss he kept in the back of his mind for four years.
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So when Phelps took gold in the event on Tuesday with a time of 1.56.46 (4/100ths ahead of Japan silver medalist Masato Sakai) it was a big win for the Olympian. Le Close placed fourth.
And cheering Phelps on in the stands when he took gold was his adorable infant son Boomer, fiancée Nicole Johnson and mom Debbie Phelps.
The doting dad couldn’t help but give baby Boomer a quick kiss after the medal ceremony concluded.
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An hour later, Phelps went on to claim gold – again – in the 4×200 men’s relay with teammates Ryan Lochte, Connor Dwyer and Townley Haas.
Phelps races again on Wednesday in the 200-meter individual medley. This time, he’s taking on teammate and friend Ryan Lochte in what is predicted to be the ultimate Rio showdown.