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Swimming: Phelps set for second meet of his comeback

Published on May 16, 2014 6:09 AM
 
Michael Phelps will take another small step in his comeback to competitive swimming when he competes in two races on Friday but this time he will do it without the presence of his friend and greatest rival. -- ST FILE PHOTO: ADELINE ONG

(REUTERS) - Michael Phelps will take another small step in his comeback to competitive swimming when he competes in two races on Friday but this time he will do it without the presence of his friend and greatest rival.

The 28-year-old Phelps competed for the first time since retiring after the London Olympics when he plunged back into the pool at a Grand Prix meet in suburban Phoenix last month.

He was narrowly beaten in the 100m butterfly by Ryan Lochte, his uber-competitive team mate who Phelps credits for driving him to greater heights.

That loss only helped the competitive juices to start flowing again in an ominous warning to his rivals that he has his heart set on greater goals.

 
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