RIO DE JANEIRO — Michael Phelps didn't have much time to savor his double gold medal night.
He was back at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on Wednesday, getting started on his bid to win the 200-meter individual medley for the fourth straight time.
After five hours of sleep, Phelps said he actually felt rather fresh for the afternoon preliminaries. He cruised through his heat with the third-fastest time overall, 1 minute, 58.41 seconds, which trailed only American teammate Ryan Lochte (1:57.38) and Germany's Philip Heintz (1:57.59).
"It really wasn't that bad," said Phelps, who won both the 200 butterfly and 4x200 freestyle relay late Tuesday night. "I've...