Michael Phelps places 5th at the 2012 London Olympics 200m butterfly qualifyingBy Alex Jusi Madlangbayan on Jul 30, 2012 in Europe, Sports •
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Michael Phelps of the United States (US) registered the fifth-fastest time in 200-meter butterfly qualifying event at Day 3 of the 2012 London Olympics on Monday, July 30, 2012, according to the latest results posted at London 2012 website.
The heavily favored American is defending the 200-meter butterfly title he won in the last two Olympics. This event is part of his eight-gold medal haul at the Beijing Olympics.
Phelps, set the world record at the 2009 world championships, finished the preliminary heat number five in 1 minute and 55.53 seconds.
After the qualifying heat, Phelps said that he is “pretty happy with that swim.” He added “That’s all I needed it to be.”
He later helped the US team in taking the silver medal in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay. France snatched the gold medal in the relay event after Yannick Agnel moved ahead of Ryan Lochte in the final leg.
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