Phelps wins 100 fly in final individual race

Phelps wins 100 fly in final individual race

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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 03: Gold medallist Michael Phelps of the United States celebrates following the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men's 100m Butterfly Final on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 3, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

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Associated Press

Posted on August 3, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 3 at 3:53 PM

LONDON (AP) — Michael Phelps won the 100-meter butterfly at the London Games on Friday for the record 17th gold and 21st medal overall in his Olympic career.

In the final individual race of his career, Phelps was next to last at the turn but then produced his usual furious finish to clock 51.21 seconds.

Chad le Clos of South Africa and Evgeny Korotyshkin of Russia touched in 51.44 to share the silver medal.

Phelps will end his career with the 4x100 medley relay Saturday.

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