Michael Phelps Talks With Media About #1 World Ranking In 100 Butterfly (Video)

Peter Bick

Swimming World corespondent, David Rieder, capture Michael Phelps in his own words talking about nearly breaking his world record in the 100 Butterfly at the USA Swimming Summer National Championships.

Just hours after Chad Le Clos won the world title in the 100 fly, Michael Phelps responded. Phelps used a spectacular back half to post a time of 50.45, the best in the world this year, and faster than Le Clos swam at Worlds in Kazan earlier in the day. The time ranks as the fastest since Phelps set the world record in the event in 2009 (49.83) and ranks just behind Ian Crocker’s 50.40 from 2005 as the best-ever swim in a textile suit.

After the race, an elated Phelps addressed the comments that Le Clos had made earlier in the day following his World title and how that motivated him going into the race tonight. Phelps also discussed what he thinks he needs to work to improve on in order to get down to his world record and previewed what he expects when he branches out into other strokes for Sunday’s 200 IM.

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Yesterday, Michael Phelps Posted World Best Swim in the 200 Butterfly, Watch Now


  1. Lucy Bautista Ferrer

    Welcome back to the swimming world michael!!!more power

  2. Lucy Bautista Ferrer

    Incredible swimmer…ive been watching his competition globally!

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    Chad who?

  4. Bobbi Vasquez

    His Butterfly is outstanding now!??

  5. Eddie Santiesteban

    Michael must have a hard time walking with those big ass balls

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      ass balls?

  6. Charlene Tallen

    Stay focused son. You still got a lot of races in you!