Michael Phelps Strikes First Gold Since Coming Out of Retirement

Michael Phelps claimed a gold medal as part of the United States' 4x200m freestyle relay at the Pan Pacific Championships, adding to his haul of international titles just four months into his comeback.

updated: August 23, 2014 09:11 IST
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Yuki Kobori (L) of Japan and Michael Phelps (R) of US react after the men's 4 x 200m freestyle relay final at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, Gold Coast on August 22, 2014. The Pan Pac swimming competition continues until August 24.


Gold Coast, Australia: Australia's Cameron McEvoy upset a star-studded field to win the 100m freestyle at the Pan Pacific Championships Friday as Michael Phelps claimed his first international gold medal since coming out of retirement.

McEvoy swam the race of his life to hit the wall in the third-best time this year of 47.82 seconds ahead of US Olympic champion Nathan Adrian (48.30) and dual world champion James Magnussen (48.36).

Phelps, the 18-time Olympic champion, led to the turn before finishing fourth in 48.51sec, which clinched his place on the US team for the event at next year's world championships.

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