It was a long day for Ryan Lochte, but you could say it had a pretty good ending. Despite competing in two events within an hour, Lochte finished his day with a Bronze and Silver medal.
Lochte came in third place during the 200m backstroke, a meet he had won – and in fact broken a record in – during the Beijing games in 2008. Teammate Tyler Clary took the gold with an Olympic record time of 1:53:41, a record that Lochte had previously set.
Thirty minutes later, Lochte rushed to get ready for the 200 individual medley where he raced for the second and last time against Michael Phelps.
Phelps came in first, winning his 20th Olympic medal and making history by becoming the first swimmer to win the gold in three consecutive Olympic Games. Lochte finished in 1:54.9, earning him the silver medal.
Watch the men duke it out tonight at 8 P.m. E.T./P.T. on NBC