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.READ MORE: Baltimore Police Officer Still Fighting For His Life After Being Dragged By Car; Arrest Wednesday May Be Related
Michael Phelps won his 21st career Olympic gold medal on Tuesday night, aided by Ryan Lochte in the 4x200m freestyle relay.READ MORE: Suspect Taken Into Custody Following 'Possible Barricade Situation'; May Be Related To Officer Who Was Dragged
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.MORE NEWS: Crime Without Punishment: Homicide Clearance Rates Are Declining Across The US. Baltimore's Is Down To 42%
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.