D’Arcy pips Phelps in the 200 butterfly


Nick D’Arcy has become just the second man in nine years to beat American superfish Michael Phelps in his pet event, the 200m butterfly. Phelps was nearly a body length ahead coming off the final turn, but D’Arcy reeled him in to win in 1:55.39 to the 1:55.40 of the American great. Earlier this year, Phelps was beaten by China’s Wu Peng, bringing to an end a streak of 60 consecutive races stretching back almost a decade in his pet event. Via Sunshine Coast Daily, ABC News and The Sydney Morning Herald.

Here is a post-race interview with D’Arcy


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