The greatest swimmer in the world, Michael Phelps has signaled his intentions with some powerful performances at the Indianapolis Grand Prix gala currently taking place in America.
He won the 200 m Freestyle in 1:46.27 and the 100m Butterfly in 51.75. Both these times are the fastest in the world in 2011 for these events.
Phelps took a break from swimming following the 2008 Olympic Games and got back into serious training last year in a build up to the London Olympics next year. From the form shown a year out from the Games, Phelps will undoubtedly be a medal contender come business time in 2012.
“I said to myself if I was under 1:47 in the 200 free, I’d be really happy, and when I saw 46.2, it kind of surprised me a little bit,” Phelps said. “It was the best time in the world, so I’ll take it. I’m definitely happy.
“My freestyle has been connecting a little bit better than it has in the past, so that’s one thing I’m really happy with. The only thing I’m kind of upset with in my fly was my finish. I try not to have finishes like that, because I know how important they are.
“I know there are some things I can still change, but for the most part, I know I’m heading in the right direction. I’m pretty confident.”
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