Watch Michael Phelps Clear 52 Seconds in January 100 Fly

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Original 100 fly report:

The Greatest of All Time Michael Phelps bested a loaded field in the men’s 100-meter fly at the 2016 Arena Pro Swim Series Austin.

Phelps powered his way past the field with a strong back half to win the finale in 51.94.  That’s well off his top-ranked time of 50.45 from last summer’s U.S. Nationals, but is easily his best time in January in his career.

Phelps’ previous best time in January occurred in 2012 here in Austin with a 52.41.

California’s Tom Shields took second overall in 52.39, off his fifth-ranked 51.03 from last summer.

SwimMAC’s Tim Phillips placed third in 52.61 with Phoenix’s Giles Smith missing the podium with a 52.70.

SwimMAC’s Ryan Lochte (52.73), SwimMAC’s Matt Josa (52.84), Sweden’s Simon Sjodin (53.31) and Singapore’s Zheng Wen Quah (53.33) placed fifth through eighth.

Texas’ Jack Conger won the B final in a time of 52.72. Santa Clara’s Kyler Van Swol placed second in 53.38.

                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Phelps, Michael  30 North Baltimore     52.99      51.94 OLY    
             24.69        51.94 (27.25)
  2 Shields, Tom     24 California Aquat    52.65      52.39 OLY    
             24.85        52.39 (27.54)
  3 Phillips, Tim    25 SwimMAC Carolina    52.91      52.61 OLY    
             24.49        52.61 (28.12)
  4 Smith, Giles     24 Phoenix Swim Clu    52.63      52.70 OLY    
             24.47        52.70 (28.23)
  5 Lochte, Ryan     31 SwimMAC Carolina    52.58      52.73 OLY    
             24.76        52.73 (27.97)
  6 Josa, Matthew    20 SwimMAC Carolina    53.18      52.84 OLY    
             24.56        52.84 (28.28)
  7 Sjodin, Simon    29 Sweden              53.20      53.31 OLY    
             25.04        53.31 (28.27)
  8 Quah, Zheng Wen  19 Singapore           53.23      53.33 OLY    
             25.10        53.33 (28.23)
 
                            === B - Final ===                            
 
  9 Conger, Jack     21 Univ of Texas       53.61      52.72 OLY    
             24.86        52.72 (27.86)
 10 VanSwol, Kyler   24 Santa Clara Swim    53.50      53.38 OLY    
             25.21        53.38 (28.17)
 11 Andrew, Michael  16 Indie Swimming      54.15      53.52 OLY    
             24.56        53.52 (28.96)
 12 Gutierrez, Long  20 UN                  53.90      53.56 OLY    
             25.03        53.56 (28.53)
 13 Kishida, Masayu  30 Tucson Ford Deal    54.08      53.70 OLY    
             24.94        53.70 (28.76)
 14 Cooper, Tripp    22 The Woodlands Sw    54.21      53.81 OLY    
             25.20        53.81 (28.61)
 15 Godsoe, Eugene   27 Una Wolf            53.63      53.94 OLY    
             25.31        53.94 (28.63)
 16 Dahl, Soeren     22 NCS                 54.32      54.59 OLY    
             25.40        54.59 (29.19)

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