Tamas Kenderesi Leads Tight 200 Fly Field In Semi-Finals

(140822) -- NANJING, Aug. 22, 2014 (Xinhua) -- Tamas Kenderesi (L) of Hungary celebrates after winning men's 200m butterfly event at Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu Province, Aug. 22, 2014. Kenderesi won the gold medal. (Xinhua/Yang Lei) (ljr)
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Men’s 200 Fly Semi-Finals:

Hungary’s Tamas Kenderesi and the USA’s Michael Phelps went head-to-head in the second heat of the 200 fly semi-finals, finishing a slim .16 seconds apart. Kenderesi snuck ahead of Phelps in the last 25-meters to claim the top seed going into tomorrow night’s final with a time of 1:53.96. Phelps returns as second with a 1:54.12.

Fellow Hungarian, and this morning’s leader, Laszlo Cseh slipped to third in semi-finals with a 1:55.18 finish in heat one.

Reigning Olympic champion Chad le Clos earned fourth in the final with a 1:55.19 finish, not long after earning a silver medal in the men’s 200 free final.

Japanese teammates Daiya Seto and Sakai Masato picked up the fifth and sixth place seeds with times of 1:55.28 and 1:55.32 respectively.

Denmark’s Viktor Bromer (1:55.59) and Belgium’s Louis Croenen (1:56.03) return as seventh and eighth.

Click here to view full results from day three finals.