updated - May 23, 2013 Thursday EDT
Michael Phelps broke the Olympic medals record Tuesday after winning his 19th medal in 4x200-meter freestyle relay at the London Games.
Chinese Ye Shiwen won her second gold of the Games, setting an Olympic record in the 200m individual medley, after stunning swimming pundits with her victory and world record in the 400 medley on Saturday.
Phelps now holds the record for the most Olympic medals with 19 career medals spanning three Olympics. He surpassed Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina, who got her haul in 1956, 1960 and 1964.
This was Phelps' first gold at the London Olympic games, bouncing back from the disappointment of settling for silver when he lagged at the end of the 200 butterfly earlier Tuesday.
The United States team of Ryan Lochte, Conor Dwyer, Ricky Berens and Phelps on the anchor leg won in 6 minutes, 59.70 seconds. France took the silver in 7:02.77, while China was third in 7:06.30.
Phelps now has 15 golds, two silvers and two bronzes.
Overall in the Olympic medal count, China tops the medals table with 13 golds, followed by the United States with nine. Each has 23 medals in all.
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