Michael Phelps' Son Boomer Congratulates Him on Placing First!

Ross Houston
August 12, 2016

Phelps will look to win the men's 200m individual medley for an incredible fourth successive Games while Lochte, so often the bridesmaid, finally tries to get one over on his fellow American.

"It's just gotten bigger and bigger as the ball has been rolling downhill", said Jacob Pebley, who finished third in the semifinal heat of the 200 backstroke and will go for his own medal Thursday night.

Unsurprisingly, superstar swimmer Katie Ledecky is the top qualifier heading into Friday night's 800-meter freestyle final.

As Phelps touched first after leading throughout, there was a deafening roar and then a collective intake of breath from spectators at the brilliance of the win. That's three golds and a silver in four races.

Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte in Rio 2016. Image credit: The Guardian.

The Brazilian favorite Thiago Pereira came in third with a time of 1:57.11. He will be joining Phelps and Lochte during the final race. So Thursday night is the rubber swim, if you will.

It was all quiet on the Efimova front as Russian Yulia Efimova made her way into the semi-finals of the 200m breaststroke along with American Lilly King - who unabashedly called out Efimova over her doping history prior to beating her in the 100m breaststroke. USA coaches chose former Stanford star DiRado for the third leg of the final.

"Precisely because they are heroes of mine, I want to give them my best shot, give it everything I've got".

Action on NBC tonight is live for beach volleyball and swimming, and taped delayed for the men's gymnastics individual all-around competition. He and I have been racing each other since 2004.

"I was just glad to get my hand on the wall first, it was a stressful race and I feel good now it's over". "But win or lose we're still good friends".

Brewster said that although the chances of there being another swimmer who can bring the sport to the forefront of the Olympics the way Phelps has may not be high, anything is possible. 'That was the last time I'll ever swim it.

Phelps and Lochte have gained the support of thousands of fans and personalities from the entertainment business.

When a team dominates the way the US men's basketball team had dominated coming into Wednesday's game against Australia, a challenge might qualify as a 20-point win, or maybe even a 25-point win.

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