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Phelps grabs 200m butterfly gold

03-12-2012 13:55 BJT

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Top international swimmers took their turns in the pool at the Ohio State University in the USA. Olympic legend Michael Phelps and the Asian "Frog King" Kosuke Kitajima both appeared at the Columbus Grand Prix on Saturday.

The 200-metre butterfly is one of Phelps’ strongest events. The 8-gold-medalist at the Beijing Olympics took over the lead early on. Fellow American Tom Kremer made a final run at Phelps’ lead, but the Olympic hero held on.

Phelps won easily with a time of 1:55.32, almost four seconds slower than the world record he set in 2009.

Kremer and another American, Dakota Hodgson, took the final two podium spots.



Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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