Michael Phelps Wins record-tying 18th Olympic medal
- Updated: July 31, 2012
Michael Phelps finishes 2nd in 200 butterfly but wins record-tying 18th Olympic medal
Michael Phelps flipped away his cap in disgust, having blown the race at the very end. He hardly looked like the swimmer who had just equaled the record for most Olympic medals. Phelps won his 18th career medal Tuesday night, but it was only a silver. Having led the entire way in the 200-meter butterfly, he tried to glide to the wall after his final stroke and was out-touched by Chad le Clos of South Africa.