Michael Phelps Blasts 50.45 100 Fly at USA Nationals

Photo Courtesy: Peter Bick

Michael Phelps is back on top of the world in the 100-meter fly. Phelps blasted a 50.45 in tonight’s final at USA Nationals in San Antonio. The time puts him first in the world, ahead of butterfly heavyweights Chad le Clos and Laszlo Cseh. Phelps’s swim was an impeccable response to Le Clos and Cseh’s “trash talk” from the FINA World Championships in Kazan. Le Clos (50.56) and Cseh (50.87) took first and second at Worlds.

Phelps’s swim is only 0.63 seconds off of his world record time of 49.82, an incredible mark for Phelps on his quest to return to the Olympics in 2016. His splits were simply outstanding.

Phelps in Lane 5: 24.10/26.35

Michael Phelps Splits

After the turn, Phelps began to separate himself from second-place finisher Jack Conger and the rest of the field. From there, he seemed to gain steam. Conger touched to a 51.33, while David Nolan wound up third in 52.15.

Giles Smith finished just outside the top three in 52.23. Matthew Josa, who was seeded third entering the night, posted a 52.28. Connor Black (52.61), Tripp Cooper (52.63), and Braxston Timm (53.38) rounded out the championship final.

2015 USA Swimming Long Course Summer Nationals: Live Results – Results

17 Comments

17 comments

  1. Zach Schemmel

    Haha funny because I went 45.47 on my Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games

  2. Dan Seidberg

    Never poke a bear with a sharp stick…. Will they never learn?

  3. John Harper

    Stay clean please, 362 days until Rio —

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