Michael Phelps breaks 100m fly world record

July 10, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Michael Phelps who has been retooling his training to tackle shorter events, has already broken through with a 100m butterfly world record performance. Phelps demolished the mark at the U.S. swimming championships by winningin 50.22 seconds — 0.18 better than the 50.40 that has stood up since former rival Ian Crocker last set the record in 2005. Phelps, winner of eight gold medals at the Beijing Games last August, now owns five individual world records to  go with three relay world records.

“It was big,” Phelps said of the achievement. “This is something I really wanted to accomplish.”

The 24-year-old phenom has now qualified for three events at the upcoming World Championships in Rome, after victories in the 200m free and 200m butterfly on Wednesday. He is slated to race the 100m freestyle on Friday.

Update: Phelps withdrew from the 100-meter freestyle at the U.S. national championships Friday because of a sore neck.


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