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article imagePhelps sets second record in two days

By Bennett Kaplan     Aug 3, 2009 in Sports
After months out of the pool, Michael Phelps has bolted back into the national spotlight, beating his rival, and winning the 400 medley relay.
After being out of the national spotlight for quite a while, it was just a matter of time until Michael Phelps was back into the pool.
In the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Phelps set a world record by winning eight gold medals, while setting multiple world records. In the 100 meter butterfly competition, Phelps edged out rival Milorad Cavic by a fingernail, to set a world record and win a gold medal.
In the year after the controversial win, Cavic argued the results, saying that he won the race, and will not believe that he lost the race to Phelps.
During the World Championships in Rome, Cavic had a chance to race Phelps again, in the exact same race: the 100 butterfly. During the race, Cavic lead most of the way, until Phelps came out of nowhere, to edge out Cavic by less than half of a second. Phelps became the first person to finish the race in under 50 seconds, beating the record he set during the Olympics.
The next day, Phelps was out to set another record. This time, he was racing the butterfly leg of the 400 meter medley, and the highly favored American team pulled away victorious, crushing the old world record that Phelps and the American team set during the '08 Olympics.
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