Gold-medal double take
You don't really get used to your son winning medals, even if he is Michael Phelps. Chief booster Debbie Phelps showed that in the seconds when she thought Michael had won another gold in the 200-metre butterfly earlier in these Games ... and then hearing from her daughters that the photo-finish was actually a silver.
That instant of triumph becomes an instant of utter astonishment. Silver? Michael?
That was three medals ago, number 15 in the pool for Phelps. Now he holds the record as the most decorated Olympian ever, with 19.
Right the first time, Mrs. Phelps.