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Phelps wins round 2 at US swim trials with Lochte

 Michael Phelps swims in the men's 200-meter butterfly preliminaries at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, Wednesday, June 27, 2012, in Omaha, Neb. (AP...

US Swim Trials

Michael Phelps swims in the men's 200-meter butterfly preliminaries at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, Wednesday, June 27, 2012, in Omaha, Neb. (AP...

Michael Phelps got back at rival Ryan Lochte, stretching out to win a thrilling 200-meter freestyle at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials.
Phelps got off to a stronger start that usual, leading at the first turn and holding the advantage through all four laps Wednesday. Both swimmers got a big boost off the final turn, with Lochte charging hard to chase down the 16-time Olympic gold medalist. But Phelps stretched out his right arm at the wall, touching just ahead of Lochte. The winning time was 1 minute, 45.70 seconds _ five-hundredths of a second ahead of Lochte.
Both will head to London to resume their rivalry at the Olympics.
Phelps had a busy night, rushing to the warmdown pool to get ready for the semifinals of the 200 butterfly.


Updated : 2021-01-23 07:20 GMT+08:00