Michael Phelps wins 100 butterfly, says he won’t swim 200 butterfly (Video Interview)

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.

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morrow3
7 years ago

Looks like he’s setting himself up for relays – 1 fly, 1 and 2 free – no dummy

bobo gigi
7 years ago

100 fly in individual with a sub 50 in Rio to win the gold!
And the 3 relays!
GO MP! 😎

bobo gigi
Reply to  bobo gigi
7 years ago

200 IM? No idea. It seems possible. But it would require much more training. We’ll see.

bobo gigi
7 years ago

Happy to see MP happy.

About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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