Reported by Mitch Bowmile.
MEN’S 200M IM FINALS
Top seed: Ryan Lochte (1:56.71)
World record: 1:54.00 – Ryan Lochte
American record: 1:54.00 – Ryan Lochte
U.S Open record: 1:54.56 – Ryan Lochte
U.S Nationals record: 1:54.56 – Ryan Lochte
JR World record: 1:59.44 – Joseph Bentz
2012 Winning Time: 1:54.84 – Michael Phelps
Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte went head-to-head for the last time ever on U.S soil, and the results came up in favor of Phelps.
Phelps took things out in first following the fly leg, turning in 25.05. Andrew Seliskar turned second ahead of Lochte who turned just behind in 25.19.
At the 100-meter mark, Phelps and Lochte had established themselves as the leaders although Phelps’ teammateDavid Nolan was right in the mix.
At the 150, it was Phelps and Lochte way in front with just 50-meters to go. A big turn for Lochte put him at par with Phelps, but in the final stretch Phelps made sure to edge out in front and take the win in 1:55.91. Lochte was second in 1:56.22.
Nolan touched in for third in 1:59.09.
- Michael Phelps (1:55.91)
- Ryan Lochte (1:56.22)
- David Nolan (1:59.09)
- Gunnar Bentz (1:59.36)
- Jay Litherland (1:59.91)
- Abrahm Devine (2:00.15)
- Andrew Seliskar (2:00.27)
- Austin Surhoff (2:00.33)
For official results click here.