Phelps moves on to 200 IM final in Beijing

Updated: 18 August 2008 16:57 IST

Michael Phelps has advanced to the 200-meter individual medley final at the Beijing Olympics, setting himself up to win his sixth gold medal.

Beijing:

Michael Phelps has advanced to the 200-meter individual medley final at the Beijing Olympics, setting himself up to win his sixth gold medal.

The American won his semifinal heat on Thursday morning in 1 minute, 57.70 seconds.

Phelps' teammate and main rival, Ryan Lochte, won his heat in 1:57.69, making him the top qualifier, with Phelps second overall. They will swim the final Friday morning.

Phelps is 5-for-5 in his events so far, setting world records each time.

Topics : Swimming
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