Michael Phelps of the United States won the gold medal of men's 200m freestyle with a new world record of 1 minutes, 42.96 seconds at Beijing Olympic Games on Tuesday.
It was Phelps' third gold medal at the Games. The silver medal was taken by Park Taehwan of South Korea at 1 minutes, 44.85 seconds; the bronze medal went to Peter Vanderkaay of the U.S. at 1 minutes, 45.14 seconds.
(L-R) Silver medallist Park Taehwan of South Korea, gold medallist Michael Phelps of the United States, and bronze medallist Peter Vanderkaay of the U.S. at the award ceremony
(Xinhua News Agency August 12, 2008)