Phelps Beat Peirsol In Backstroke


In a Grand Prix meet at Santa Clara, Calif., Phelps won the 100 backstroke in 54.03 seconds. World record-holder Aaron Peirsol, the reigning Olympic champion, was second in 54.36. It was the first time Phelps had ever beaten Peirsol in backstroke.



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