Friday, July 10, 2009

MICHAEL PHELPS BREAKS WORLD RECORD - AGAIN

It had been six years that Phelps waited to reclaim a world record he once held for a day. It was 27 years -- is that possible? -- between Torres' first and most recent national titles.


Michael Phelps won the 200-meter freestyle and 200-meter butterfly Wednesday at the U.S. national swimming championships in Indianapolis.

The 14-time Olympic gold medalist held off David Walters in the closing meters of the freestyle race to touch first in 1 minute, 44.23 seconds. Ryan Lochte was third in 1:45.66. The eight-man field included the 800 freestyle relay team of Phelps, Lochte, Ricky Berens and Peter Vanderkaay that won gold at the Beijing Olympics.

In the butterfly race, Phelps finished in 1:52.76


2 comments:

Vijay said...

It's just so amazing to see your blog. I am such an ardent lover of nature and to see the pics here and read about your Dad's journey to fulfill his mother's wishes is just so touching. May your granny's soul rest in peace. Keep up the good work.

The Historian said...

Vijay:

Thank you for your comments. I wish I had been able to write the entire account in English, but the 11-page account in our Spanish blog took alot out of me emotionally.

Thank you for being a reader of this new blog.

abed

P.S. I forwarded your comment to my daughter Claudia.