Michael Phelps wins 200 IM swimming gold for 20th career Olympic medal

LONDON (AP) -- Michael Phelps won the 200-meter individual medley Thursday for his first individual gold of the London Games, becoming the first man to win the same individual event in three straight Olympics.

Phelps, who won the 4x200 relay earlier, clocked 1 minute, 54.27 seconds in the 200 IM for his record 20th career Olympic medal and 16th gold. He had failed to complete a three-peat in two previous events, the 200 fly and the 400 IM.

American Teammate Ryan Lochte touched in 1:54.90 to take the silver medal and Laszlo Cseh of Hungary was third in 1:56.22.

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