Video: Phelps claims record 22nd Olympic gold medal

Michael Phelps (Getty)
Michael Phelps (Getty)

Michael Phelps continues to keep breaking records - this time claiming his 22nd gold medal in the 200m individual medley, an event he's won for the fourth straight Olympics. 

The-31-year old trailed after the first two legs before taking over in the breaststroke.

US teammate Ryan Lochte failed to get a spot on the podium as Japan's Kosuke Hagino and China's Wang Shun picked up silver and bronze respectively.

Phelps has the chance to get one last gold medal when he competes in the 100m butterfly final just after 1pm on Saturday afternoon (NZT).

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