USA Swimming National Championships: Michael Phelps Completes Double, Tops 200 Fly – SwimmingWorld.TV Interview Included

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INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, July 8. NORTH Baltimore's Michael Phelps completed the double in triumphant fashion this evening with a victorious time in the men's 200 fly.

Phelps followed his 200 free victory with a swift time of 1:52.76 for the 200 fly win. He went out under the world-record pace with a 25.17, but split the rest of the way with a 53.69 and 1:23.27. The time is the fifth-best of all time, and smashed Takeshi Matsuda's time of 1:53.87 for the best in the world this year.

"I think coming in and being able to do what I did tonight, I know I probably didn't prepare myself the best way," Phelps said. "Taking six months off at the beginning of the year wasn't the smartest thing to do, but I did it anyway."

Club Wolverine's Tyler Clary raced to second with a 1:53.64 as he shattered his personal-best time of 1:57.61. The performance moved him ahead of Gil Stovall (1:53.86) as the second-fastest American in the event of all time. He also moved into fourth all time in the world. Club Wolverine teammate Daniel Madwed completed the top three with a time of 1:56.13. The effort cleared his previous personal best of 1:57.03.


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