Michael Phelps has passed Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina as the most decorated Olympic medallist ever.
Yesterday Phelps guided the American 4x200m freestyle swim team to Olympic Gold. Joined by Ryan Lochte, Conor Dwyer and Ricky Berens, the Americans posted a time of 6:59. 70—a full 3.02 seconds faster than the Silver medal winning French team.
Phelps now has 15 Gold medals, two Silver medals and two Bronze medals in his distinguished swimming career.
In other Olympic news Tuesday, Team Canada has qualified for the quarterfinals in the Olympic women’s soccer tournament. Yesterday, Melissa Tancredi scored two emotional goals as Canada tied Sweden at 2.