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Swimming: Phelps takes early lead in duel with Lochte

The Michael Phelps-Ryan Lochte duel has been put on hold until Saturday night

AP, Thursday 29 Mar 2012
Michael Phelps
Michael Phelps looks up at is coach during practice at the Indianapolis Grand Prix Swimming meet (photo: AP)
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Phelps made the finals in two events Thursday at the Indianapolis Grand Prix, but Lochte was relegated to consolation heats in the 100 freestyle and 100 butterfly.

Phelps qualified seventh in the 100 free, in 50.16 seconds, and third in the 100 fly at 53.20. Lochte was 12th in the fly at 54.41 and 13th in the freestyle at 50.51.

Dana Vollmer earned the top seed in the women’s 100 fly and 100 free. Four-time Olympian Amanda Beard qualified third in the 200 breaststroke, and 2008 Olympian Katie Hoff had the fastest qualifying time in the 400 free.

Former Olympians Brendan Hansen and Ed Moses will swim in Thursday night’s finals in the men’s 200 breaststroke, too.

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