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."