Swimming news / swimming video edit – Coleman Hodges
MEN’S 100 butterfly – Reported by SwimSwam – 2014 Arena Grand Prix in Charlotte
The number of camera phones out at the start of this race was alarming. This was Micahel Phelps‘ only race of the night and he did not disappoint. While most of us thought he’d be playing catch up on the second fifty, he sure proved the entire crowd wrong. Out in a 24.43, Phelps was out faster than the whole field, including Sankovich who is historically known for his front half. Even though he finished first with a 52.13 (his exact time from Mesa), Phelps said there are things he needs to clean up, including his start and turns. Pavel Sankovich finished right behind Phelps with a 52.72, which is a great swim for him. Joseph Schooling and Thiago Pereira grabbed the third and fourth spot with a 52.95 and 53.65, respectively. Tim Phillips, who trains down at SwimMAC, finished fifth with a 53.97. The rest of the field fell behind with Dylan Bosch (54.05), Mario Todorovic (54.46), and Ben Colley (54.70) closing out the heat.