Ryan Lochte 100 Butterfly Post Race Interview – 2014 Arena Grand at Mesa

  19 Gold Medal Mel Stewart | April 25th, 2014 | Arena Pro Swim Series, News, Video

Swimming video edit via Coleman Hodges

2014 Arena Grand Prix at Mesa – MEN’S 100 Butterfly reported by Braden Keith

So the storybook version of the men’s 100 fly final in Michael Phelps’ big comeback didn’t go exactly according to plan, but afterall, it’s sort of Ryan Lochte’s comeback too. Neither swimmer lept out to a big lead at the turn, and neither is really want to do so in their ideal race, Coming off of the turn, however, Lochte took command and opened up about a half-a-body length lead.

But Phelps showed the fight we all know in him, that fight that caused him to be so great as much as his talent, and with Lochte tightening up a little in the last 15 meters, Phelps made it a close race.

Lochte, however, had juts enough left for the last couple of strokes, winning in 51.93 – a time that ranks him 2nd in the world so far this year. Phelps took 2nd in 52.13.

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What was the turn around time for Lochte with the 100 free earlier?


very entertaining chats but absolutely uninteresting ! come back to swimming guys ….

“according to plan”? Did someone tell you what the plan was?


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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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