Ricky Berens 200 Free Record Tops Phelps’ 2007 swim, 1:31.96

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Ricky Berens defended his turf in style with a win in the 200 free. His meet record time of 1:31.96 broke the previous mark set by Michael Phelps in 2007. It was also just over two tenths shy of the American record, set by David Walters in 2009. Louisville’s Joao De Lucca was second in 1:32.57 and Ryan Lochte was third in 1:33.26.

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Kirk Nelson

Not bad for a guy who was retired just a couple months ago!

Philip Johnson

i’m glad he had the change of heart!

don

Mel’s kinda strange.

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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