USA Swimming National Championships: Flash! Michael Phelps Demolishes World Record in 100 Fly – SwimmingWorld.TV Interview Included

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INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, July 9. AFTER flirting with the world record during a meet in Montreal earlier this season, superstar Michael Phelps smashed Ian Crocker’s world record in the men’s 100 fly.

Phelps had a ridiculous back half with a 23.83 going out and coming back in 23.83. The final time of 50.22 crushed Crocker’s effort of 50.40 that stood since 2005.

Comparative splits:
Crocker: 23.51, 50.40 (26.89)
Phelps: 23.83, 50.22 (26.39)

“I still remember the day at Worlds when I broke it and the next day Crock broke it,” Phelps said. “He’s had it ever since. We’ve had some great races. I have no idea what my splits were, but I felt better tonight. I hope I can feel better in a few weeks.”

Phelps now owns five long course meter world records with top times in the 200 free (1:42.96), 100 fly (50.22), 200 fly (1:52.03), 200 IM (1:54.23) and 400 IM (4:03.84). He is also a member of all three relay world records.

Meanwhile, Tyler McGill of Auburn claimed second in 51.06 to move into the top 10 all time in the event. Longhorn’s Aaron Peirsol finished third in a personal-best time of 51.30.



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