Phelps loses in two finals at Santa Clara International GP
Two races, two losses for Michael Phelps. The 14-time Olympic gold medalist was beaten in the 100-meter freestyle and 100 backstroke Sunday night at the Santa Clara International Grand Prix. Phelps, who lives in Fells Point, finished second behind defending world champion Brent Hayden of Canada in the 100 free, which featured seven Olympians among the nine finalists. Hayden, the leading qualifier, touched in 48.44 seconds. Phelps, swimming in Lane 8, clocked 48.87. Phelps lost the 100 back to Olympic teammate Ryan Lochte, who went out fast and held on in 54.15 to complete a sweep of the backstroke events. Phelps touched second in 54.31.
June 15, 2009