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Wu Peng edges Phelps, wins 200m butterfly

05-14-2012 11:06 BJT

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Time is running out for Michael Phelps to recapture his Olympic form before the London Games. The American failed to get to the top of the podium again, after finishing second in the 200-metre freestyle in Charlotte, North Carolina on Friday.

Phelps has won 14-Olympic gold medals in his career, including eight in Beijing four years ago, but his lack of quality results date back to last year’s World Championships in Shanghai.

Chinese swimmer Wu Peng would be Phelps biggest challenge in Saturday’s 200-metre butterfly.Wu managed to beat the 2008 Olympics Golden boy at a meet in the US last year.

And the pair would swim neck-and-neck in the final fifty metres. Wu just beat Phelps to the wall to win with a time of 1 minute 56.69 seconds. Phelps is scheduled to swim just one more meet in Texas before heading to the U.S. Olympic trials in late June. Only the top two swimmers from that meet can represent the USA in individual events in London.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: CNTV.CN

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