USA's Michael Phelps competes in the Men's 100m Butterfly Semifinal during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 11, 2016. / AFP / GABRIEL BOUYS
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Michael Phelps seized another slice of Olympic history Thursday with a dominant victory in the 200m individual medley at the Rio Games, his fourth straight in the event.For fans who tune into swimming only when the Olympics roll around, Phelps's longtime coach Bob Bowman had a message: Phelps may make it look easy, but it isn't.At 31, and with a bevy of younger swimmers eager to claim a victory over a hero, Phelps' prospects in Rio were unclear.The 32-year-old Lochte, who said he would take a break from swimming now as he ponders his future, said he would have liked to have put up more of a challenge.But he savored what was billed as his final duel with Phelps.
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