See Michael Phelps’ first 200 IM since the London Olympics – Race Video

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2014 Arena Grand Prix at Santa Clara

Men’s 200 IM – FINALS

Rowdy Gaines talked to Dwyer before the race and informed him that if he won the race, he would win the Grand Prix series. Dwyer suddenly felt the pressure as he wasn’t aware of the points race before hand. He handled the pressure well, fighting through the final 50 against Chase Kalisz and Michael Phelps to win the 200 IM. Dwyer got his hand on the wall to win the race at 1:59.49.
Conor Dwyer, Michael Phelps, and Chase Kalisz all came off the wall dead even at the 150 meter mark. Chase Kalisz is a monster in the back half of the IM, but he wasnt enough for Dwyer today. Kalisz finished second at 1:59.53 and Phelps was third at 1:59.76. Max Williamson finished fourth at 2:01.71 and Gunnar Bentz was fifth at 2:02.17.

Jay Litherland won the B-final of the men’s 200 IM with a time of 2:03.83.

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6 years ago

something something Phelps breathing something something can’t see Dwyer.

Don’t ever change, Rowdy.

Reply to  Sven
6 years ago

great race proving how great phelps really is. 2 years off and hes either winning or almost winning all of his races. im just upset that well never get to see him swim the 200 fly again.

Reply to  swimsam
6 years ago

Phelps is great but he’s not two years off.

He was already swimming in competition early this year, and before that he was already in the doping test pool 9 months prior, which means he was entered in the doping test pool by June 2013 at the latest. London was in August 2012, so this means Phelps was not in training officially for less than a year.

Reply to  Sven
6 years ago

Rowdy being Rowdy.

We Love Phelps
6 years ago

Phelps will get back to his competitive form soon and will stun the world once again at the biggest meet. We love you MP! 😀

Steve Nolan
6 years ago

Well, see half of his IM.

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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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