LONDON—And before their 200 IM semifinal, they were together in the ready room where competitors wait before their races and where instead of psyching one another out, they were watching a teammate, Nathan Adrian, win gold in the 100-meter freestyle.
"Me and Phelps were in the ready room watching," Lochte said. "We just went nuts. We were screaming and everything. That was one of the greatest finishes and we are so happy for him."
Baltimore Sun staff reporter Wesley Case contributed to this article.
An earlier version of this article said tonight was Phelps' second chance to win gold in the same event during three straight Olympics. It is actually his third chance. The Baltimore Sun regrets the error.
What's left for Phelps?
The remaining schedule for Baltimore's Michael Phelps. All times are local. Viewers whose cable or satellite subscriptions include MSNBC and CNBC can access live streams of every event at NBCOlympics.com through LiveExtra. Taped coverage will be shown on Ch. 11 between 8 p.m. and midnight.
100-meter butterfly, heat, 6:14 a.m.; semifinal, 3:51 p.m.
200-meter individual medley, final, 3:16 p.m.
400-meter medley relay, heat, 6:49 a.m.
100-meter butterfly, if qualify final, 2:38 p.m.
400-meter medley relay, if qualify final, 3:27 p.m.