Monday 19 March 2018

Michael Phelps through the heats of 200M butterfly

Michael Phelps
Michael Phelps reporters

DESPITE a slow start to the 2012 Olympics, Michael Phelps is still on course to break more records in London, after passing the heats of the 200M butterfly.

The American recorded a time of 1:55.53, more than four seconds outside his own world record and placing him in fifth overall, however he said he was pleased with his performance.

Austria's Dinko Jukic won the heats overall, recording a time of 1:54.79, just ahead of American Tyler Clary.

"It felt fantastic. The time was faster than it was at (U.S.) trials," Clary said afterwards.

“Coming into the third wall I was amazed at how well I felt. Historically I go faster in the evenings, and I felt like there was more there”, he continued.

Michael Phelps took home eight gold medals from Beijing and although he has underwhelmed so far in London, some of his best events are still to come.

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