Tamas Kenderesi Leads Tight 200 Fly Field In Semi-Finals

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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.

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Taylor Brien is the Circulation and Operations Manager at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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