(Video Interview) Michael Phelps Anticipates Being A Protective Father

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Michael Phelps won the 200 IM tonight with the third fastest time in the world. Afterwards he spoke with the media about training partner Chase Kalisz and the upcoming training trip at altitude. He also mentions his expectations for fatherhood, and that they are keeping the baby’s name a secret, but he does mention that its “not a common name”.

Watch the full interview here:

Original event report:

Men’s 200 IM

Michael Phelps was first to the butterfly wall, further ahead after backstroke, and held on for the win. Phelps touched in 1:57.90, the third fastest time in the world this year. Training partners Chase Kalisz and David Nolan finished second and third in 1:59.05 and 2:00.89. Kalisz’s time is the tenth fastest in the world this year.

Max Williamson finished fourth in 2:02.61. Andrew Seliskar touched fifth in 2:02.86.

Gunnar Bentz (2:03.01), Marko Blazevski (2:05.16), and Sean Grieshop (2:07.23) completed the A final.

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Author: Cathleen Pruden

Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and was a four time All-American and a three time Academic All-American for the Lyons. She grew up swimming in and has also coached in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the Assistant Coach at Bowdoin College.

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