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Apr 25, 2014

Swimming-Signs all encouraging for Phelps in comeback

PHOENIX, April 25 (Reuters) – He did not win any gold medals or set any world records but Michael Phelps ticked all the boxes he needed in his comeback to competitive swimming.

Only time will tell whether Phelps will stick with his comeback and swim at the 2016 Rio Olympics and possibly add to his mind-boggling collection of 18 gold medals.

Apr 25, 2014

Swimming-Phelps finishes comeback meet in relaxed style

PHOENIX (Reuters) – Michael Phelps rounded off his comeback to competitive swimming with a relaxed showing in his morning heat at the USA Grand Prix meet in suburban Phoenix on Friday.

Phelps, who finished a close second to Ryan Lochte in Thursday’s 100 metres butterfly in his first race in two years, used his Friday heat in the 50m freestyle to practice his butterfly stroke.

Apr 25, 2014

Phelps finishes comeback meet in relaxed style

PHOENIX (Reuters) – Michael Phelps rounded off his comeback to competitive swimming with a relaxed showing in his morning heat at the USA Grand Prix meet in suburban Phoenix on Friday.

Phelps, who finished a close second to Ryan Lochte in Thursday’s 100 metres butterfly in his first race in two years, used his Friday heat in the 50m freestyle to practice his butterfly stroke.

Apr 25, 2014

Lochte reinvigorated by return of Phelps

PHOENIX (Reuters) – No-one was more excited to see Michael Phelps back in the pool than his greatest rival Ryan Lochte.

On dry land, the pair are good friends and have been on the same teams at Olympics and world championships, but in the water, they are the fiercest of competitors.

Apr 25, 2014

Swimming-Lochte reinvigorated by return of Phelps

PHOENIX, April 25 (Reuters) – No-one was more excited to see Michael Phelps back in the pool than his greatest rival Ryan Lochte.

On dry land, the pair are good friends and have been on the same teams at Olympics and world championships, but in the water, they are the fiercest of competitors.

Apr 25, 2014

Covering Ayrton Senna’s death was a grim assignment

NEW YORK (Reuters) – For a young sports reporter, still cutting his teeth in journalism, the prospect of covering the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix seemed like a dream assignment.

While not as revered as Monaco, the San Marino race was always an iconic event for Formula One fans because of its links to Ferrari.

Apr 25, 2014

Phelps welcomed back by rivals and team mates alike

PHOENIX (Reuters) – In the water and in the grandstands, there were Olympic swimming champions everywhere. But there was only one competitor that everyone was watching and talking about in suburban Phoenix on Thursday.

Michael Phelps has always been the center of attention in swimming circles since he burst on to the scene as a teenager and his comeback at the USA Swimming Grand Prix meet had everyone in a lather.

Apr 25, 2014

Swimming-Phelps welcomed back by rivals and team mates alike

PHOENIX, April 24 (Reuters) – In the water and in the grandstands, there were Olympic swimming champions everywhere. But there was only one competitor that everyone was watching and talking about in suburban Phoenix on Thursday.

Michael Phelps has always been the centre of attention in swimming circles since he burst on to the scene as a teenager and his comeback at the USA Swimming Grand Prix meet had everyone in a lather.

Apr 25, 2014

Michael Phelps beaten in first comeback final

PHOENIX (Reuters) – Michael Phelps suffered a narrow loss to old rival Ryan Lochte in his comeback to competitive swimming on Thursday, but still showed enough to suggest he will be a force to be reckoned with.

Racing for the first time since he retired in a blaze of glory after the 2012 London Olympics with a staggering career total of 18 gold medals, Phelps won his morning heat in the 100 metres butterfly then finished runner-up to Lochte in a close final.

Apr 25, 2014

Phelps beaten in first comeback final

PHOENIX (Reuters) – Michael Phelps suffered a narrow loss to old rival Ryan Lochte in his comeback to competitive swimming on Thursday, but still showed enough to suggest he will be a force to be reckoned with.

Racing for the first time since he retired in a blaze of glory after the 2012 London Olympics with a staggering career total of 18 gold medals, Phelps won his morning heat in the 100 meters butterfly then finished runner-up to Lochte in a close final.

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