Adrian was first at the turn touching in at 23.00 on his feet. Ryan Lochte came off the wall with a great underwater dolphin kick, but wasn’t able to put himself in competition with Adrian, who smoked the rest of the field by over a full second touching the wall in 48.23.
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.
In what seems to be a trend tonight, Katie Ledecky won the women’s 400m freestyle in start-to-finish fashion in a new junior world record of 4:03.84. That improved upon her own official record of 4:05.27 from prelims, though it was still four seconds slower than her personal best.
Veteran swim star Natalie Coughlin kicked off the women’s 100m freestyle with a strong start, leading the field to the wall in 26.16 – very similar to how she paced her prelims swim.
Dwyer was a body length behind McBroom at the halfway point, and couldn’t catch up to him going into the last 100, with McBroom winning in 3:50.87. That’s withing about a second of his lifetime best.
Alia Atkinson stole the show tonight in the 200m breaststroke leading from start to finish.
Michael Phelps has more fun in the 100 fly post race interview.
Michael Phelps didn’t get a win in his first final coming back from an 18-month retirement at the 2014 Mesa Grand Prix, but the men’s 100 fly final was still the best race of the night between him and rival Ryan Lochte.
He’s Baaaack. The winningest Olympian of all-time Michael Phelps swam his first race since the 2012 Olympics on Thursday at the 2014 Mesa Grand Prix. He took the top seed over Rival Ryan Lochte, and the two will swim side-by-side in finals.
This is long, raw footage. Michael Phelps comments on his prelim 100 butterfly. Phelps earned the top seed in 52.84, with friend and competitor Ryan Lochte just behind in 52.94.”
Watch above as Brazilians Cesar Cielo (21.39) and Bruno Fratus (21.45) swim the number one and number two fastest 50…
Michael Phelps brought out the media at today’s press conference in Mesa Arizona prior the start of tomorrow’s grand prix….
Swimming video is courtesy of US Masters Swimming.
We’re counting down the top 10 moments of Michael Phelps’ career, so far. Checking in at #4 is Phelps’ first Olympic medal, which was both gold and a new world record.
Cesar Cielo led off the winning men’s relay for Minas, while Jeanette Ottesen was the fastest leg while anchoring the winning women’s Corinthians relay.