BALTIMORE (WJZ) — All the attention has been on Michael Phelps, but as Team USA won the relay for the fourth time, it’s important to realize it really is a team effort.

As of Tuesday night, Ryan Lochte became a 12-time Olympic medalist and passed Mark Spitz to become the 2nd most decorated male Olympic swimmer of all time.

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Michael Phelps won his 21st career Olympic gold medal on Tuesday night, aided by Ryan Lochte in the 4x200m freestyle relay.

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The American men won the 800 free relay for the fourth consecutive Olympics, the longest winning streak in that race since the Americans won five straight from 1960-1976.

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However, Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte will battle each other for gold in Thursday night’s 200-meter individual medley final in what’s likely the last chapter of the greatest rivalry in the history of swimming and perhaps in all of Olympic sports.