Day 1 Finals Preview, Presented by SwimOutlet Team Division

  14 Garrett McCaffrey | July 28th, 2012 | London 2012 Olympics, News

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Phelps has only swum the 400im a handful of times since Beijing so maybe he was just lacking the feel of his pace in this particular race, if you know what i mean
I don’t know…

It could be just a misjudment of the competition. He’s got a lane… and that is what is important! (Even though it was a close call!) Prelims are over and can’t do anything about it! Let’s move on to the “BIG” race and make it happen! Go Phelps and Lochte!

I think that must be part of it. Looking at past year’s…swimmers haven’t stepped-up in this 400 IM in prelims. This year, everyone did.

Couldn’t have done anything more really. He won his heat while staying relaxed. He or Bob couldn’t have predicted the times in the other heat. It would have been a shame if he hadn’t gotten in, but it wouldn’t have really been his fault. Those prelim times are completely unprecedented.

Well yes it would have been his fault.

But not a tragedy –

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