Found August 01, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:
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Michael Phelps won two medals at the Summer Games on Tuesday to become the most decorated athlete in Olympics history. He won a gold in the 4×200 relay and silver in the 200-meter butterfly — his signature event — to give him 19 career Olympic medals. Phelps appeared to have gold in hand in the 200 fly, but he was caught mid-stroke as he reached for the pad and Chad le Clos of South Africa sneaked in to beat him by 0.05 seconds. Phelps later admitted that his practice habits probably hurt him at the finish. “It’s probably the finishes that I’ve done in workout ended up coming out here,” Phelps told NBC’s Bob Costas in response to a question about the disappointment of losing the lead. “There were times where I would go kind of slow into the wall in workout or touch kind of lazy, and it showed. “At the same time I’ve had a great career,” Phelps said. “That’s my fourth Olympic final in the 200 fly and sure, I would have liked to have been .05 or .06 seconds faster, but there’s not
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