Michael Phelps Edges Ryan Lochte in 200 IM For Another January Career Best

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NBAC’s Michael Phelps scorched the pool with yet another January career best with a win in the men’s 200-meter IM at the 2016 Arena Pro Swim Series Austin.

Phelps, who slipped by SwimMAC’s Ryan Lochte down the last 50, put up a 1:58.00 for the win.

That swim broke Phelps’ January best of 1:58.52 from this meet back in 2012.

Lochte, meanwhile, cranked out a 1:58.43 to lower his own January career best.  Lochte previously had a 1:58.57 at the 2015 BHP Aquatic Super Series.

That’s Phelps first win against Lochte in a 200 IM since the 2012 London Olympics.

Josh Prenot captured another podium with a third-place time of 1:59.94.

Gator’s Dan Wallace (2:00.90), Gator’s Eduardo Solaeche (2:02.18), Gator’s Niki Denisyako (2:03.58), Andrew Seliskar (2:03.92) and Wisconsin’s Michael Weiss (2:04.59) also competed in the A final.

NBAC’s Chase Kalisz placed first in the B final with a time of 2:01.05.  Bernal’s Gator’s Mohamed Hussein finished second in 2:03.49 with Luca Dioli taking third in 2:03.71.

                           === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Phelps, Michael  30 North Baltimore   2:01.88    1:58.00 OLY    
             25.29        55.04 (29.75)
        1:29.74 (34.70)     1:58.00 (28.26)
  2 Lochte, Ryan     31 SwimMAC Carolina  2:03.06    1:58.43 OLY    
             25.28        54.48 (29.20)
        1:29.54 (35.06)     1:58.43 (28.89)
  3 Prenot, Josh     22 UN                2:02.59    1:59.94 OLY    
             26.22        57.54 (31.32)
        1:31.07 (33.53)     1:59.94 (28.87)
  4 Wallace, Dan     22 Gator Swim Club   2:02.78    2:00.90 OLY    
             26.06        58.10 (32.04)
        1:32.32 (34.22)     2:00.90 (28.58)
  5 Solaeche, Eduar  22 Gator Swim Club   2:03.70    2:02.18 OLY    
             26.69        58.34 (31.65)
        1:33.43 (35.09)     2:02.18 (28.75)
  6 Denisyako, Niki  27 Gator Swim Club   2:03.43    2:03.58 OLY    
             26.58        58.08 (31.50)
        1:34.18 (36.10)     2:03.58 (29.40)
  7 Seliskar, Andre  19 UN                2:02.47    2:03.92 OLY    
             25.92        57.68 (31.76)
        1:33.92 (36.24)     2:03.92 (30.00)
  8 Weiss, Michael   24 Wisconsin Aquati  2:02.83    2:04.59 OLY    
             26.07        57.68 (31.61)
        1:34.89 (37.21)     2:04.59 (29.70)
 
                            === B - Final ===                            
 
  9 Kalisz, Chase    21 North Baltimore   2:04.42    2:01.05 OLY    
             26.73        57.70 (30.97)
        1:31.93 (34.23)     2:01.05 (29.12)
 10 Hussein, Mohame  24 Bernal's Gator S  2:04.62    2:03.49 OLY    
             26.74        58.19 (31.45)
        1:34.24 (36.05)     2:03.49 (29.25)
 11 Dioli, Luca      27 UN                2:04.36    2:03.71 OLY    
             26.52        58.53 (32.01)
        1:33.95 (35.42)     2:03.71 (29.76)
 12 Tranter, Dan     24 North Baltimore   2:04.42    2:03.73 OLY    
             26.62        59.21 (32.59)
        1:34.25 (35.04)     2:03.73 (29.48)
 13 Phillips, Tim    25 SwimMAC Carolina  2:05.25    2:04.07 OLY    
             25.15        57.04 (31.89)
        1:34.87 (37.83)     2:04.07 (29.20)
 14 Surhoff, Austin  25 North Baltimore   2:06.02    2:05.21 NAT    
             27.09        58.82 (31.73)
        1:35.72 (36.90)     2:05.21 (29.49)
 15 Ornek, Alpkan    20 North Baltimore   2:06.04    2:06.03 NAT    
             27.69      1:00.33 (32.64)
        1:36.83 (36.50)     2:06.03 (29.20)
 16 Grieshop, Sean   17 Nitro Swimming    2:06.03    2:06.58 NAT    
             27.17        58.70 (31.53)
        1:37.28 (38.58)     2:06.58 (29.30)
15 Comments

15 comments

  1. Susan L. Lansbury

    can’t wait to see him add a few more golds to his collection in Rio!

  2. Paul Fisher

    He’s quick.. Amazing for a 45 year old., or is the the beard that makes him look that age?

  3. Lisa John Harrar

    Poor Ryan Lochte…. He’s never going to shake Phelps off.

    • Lorraine Fussell

      They are two elite athletes. ❤️ them both!

    • Lisa John Harrar

      Yes I just feel bad for Lochte cause he’s a great swimmer also but it looks as though he will always be swimming in Phelps’ shadow.

    • Susan L. Lansbury

      He is doing quite well still ! King of the 400 I.M. And still hot!!!!

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