Phelps Wins Fourth Gold, Third Record

"Michael is just out of reach." bronze medalist Laszlo Cseh of Hungary said.
By Patrick Hopkins,  Newser User
Posted Mar 29, 2007 5:36 PM CDT
Michael Phelps breastrokes during the men   (Getty Images (by Event))

(Newser) – Michael Phelps won his fourth gold medal and his third world record at the World Swimming Championships in Melbourne today, this time in the 200-meter individual medley. At  1:54.98, Phelps was .86 seconds under than the old record -- also his.

Phelps' victory gives him three world titles in the 200 IM and 14 world championship medals total, also records. "He is just a phenomenon, a mutant or something," U.S. women's team captain Tara Kirk said. "He's just going for personal best times now and they just happen to be world records."