Michael Phelps creates history in winning highest numbers of medals
American Swimming sensation Michael Phelps, who created history in Beijing Olympic 2008 by winning eight gold medals in a single event, Tuesday created another history by securing highest number of medals in his kitty when he won a gold medal in 4x200m freestyle relay with his team at London Olympics 2012.
With his last gold victory in 4x200m freestyle relay race, Phelps won his 19th overall medal in his career. He surpassed Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina who had won 18-medal from from 1956 to 1964.
Out of 19 medals, there are 15 gold, in which he won a bunch of eight medals in Beijing Olympic 2008.
Phelps anchored in victory for his team when he took a huge 3.07 second lead in a fitting finish.
The French team took silver, while Chinese took bronze.
France was represented by Amaury Leveaux, Gregory Mallet, Clement Lefert and Yannick Agnel, three of the team that won the 4x100 meters freestyle relay Monday.
China, meanwhile, took third with Hao Yun, Li Yunqi, Jiang Haiqi and Sun Yang.
Phelps was handed a virtually unassailable lead by teammates Ryan Lochte, Conor Dwyer and Ricky Berens.
He took two more bronze in China, before making a low-key start in London.
Phelps was edged out into fourth in Saturday's 400m individual medley, which was won by teammate Lochte.
He took silver with his team in Sunday's 4x100m freestyle relay that was won by the French, and equaled Latynina's record earlier Tuesday by finishing runnerup to Chad le Clos in the men's 200m butterfly.
--With IANS Inputs--
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