30 year old Michael Phelps takes on the rest of the country in his pet event, the men’s 200m butterfly. As if the new father hasn’t already created enough history along with his 22 Olympic medals, if Phelps were to win the 200m butterfly in Omaha, it’d create four straight Trials titles in this event for the North Baltimore Aquatic swimmer. that will mark the longest streak of a person event winner in U.S. swimming history.
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With the stunner of a time Phelps put up at U.S. Nationals last summer, 1:52.94, the 18-time Olympic gold medalist rendered himself the favourite for Omaha, set to take on the likes of domestic rivals Tom Shields, Tyler clary and Jack conger along with his physique in its best form since 2008.
Phelps has systematically contested this event over the course of his comeback years, putting up the nation’s high times along the way. He followed his San Antonio effort up with a solid 1:56.11 at Winter Nationals last December, whereas also clocking a 1:58.14 at the arena pro Swim in Mesa this past April. refueling his swims, no doubt, is that the desire to take on South African Chad le Clos in Rio, because the 2 have had some trash talking occurring since le Clos claimed the world Championship silver in the event last year.
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Michael Phelps is the man to beat this summer. His performances last summer rocked the world, despite happening in San Antonio at USA Nationals and not at the world Championships in Kazan. Had Phelps been allowed to contend in Kazan his remarkable time of 50.45 would have won him the gold medal. Phelps’ time at the 2015 Summer Nationals was the second-fastest textile 100 fly in history behind Ian Crocker’s 50.40 swum in 2005, and 0.76 quicker than his winning time in London at the 2012 Olympic Games. Phelps‘ 50.45 was conjointly quicker than his winning times in the Beijing and also the Athens Olympic Games, and his winning times at the world Championships in 2007 and 2011.
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