It has been a positive two days for the greatest of all time as NBAC’s Michael Phelps has already won the 200 IM and the 100 fly on back-to-back nights at the 2015 USA Swimming Winter Nationals.
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200 IM report:
While it may not have been the time from Summer Nationals, Michael Phelps was still able to race to victory in the men’s 200 IM. After going out hard, he was able to hold off teammate Chase Kalisz who is strong back-half Imer. Eduardo Solaeche narrowly held off David Nolan for bronze getting the edge 2:00.14 to 2:00.15.
Michael Weiss (2:00.19), Patrick Mulcare (2:00.48), Uvis Kalnins (2:00.56) and Dan Wallace (2:01.25) rounded out the A final.
100 fly report:
NBAC’s Michael Phelps collected another national title as he overhauled California’s Tom Shields in the men’s 100-meter fly.
Phelps raced his way to a 51.38 to overtake Shields, who placed second in 51.41. Phelps stunned the world with a top-ranked time of 50.45 this summer at Nationals in San Antonio, and he’s showing he’s in good form heading down the final stretch to the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Phelps is swimming some of his fastest unshaved times ever, with a pair of sub-52s in one day here in the 100 fly.
Shields finished half-a-second off his fifth-ranked 51.03 from Worlds as well. Auburn’s Luis Martinez finished third in 52.35.
Canyons’ Santo Condorelli (52.41), Tucson Ford’s Masa Kishida (52.73), Santa Clara’s Kyler Vanswol(53.13), David Nolan (53.51) and Venezuela’s Albert Subirats (53.84) also competed in the championship heat.