London 2012 Swimming: Michael Phelps squeezes into 400m medley final

Updated: 28 July 2012 16:46 IST

Reigning Olympic champion Michael Phelps reached the final of the 400m individual medley at the London Games by the skin of his teeth Saturday, nabbing the eighth and last spot.

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Reigning Olympic champion Michael Phelps reached the final of the 400m individual medley at the London Games by the skin of his teeth Saturday, nabbing the eighth and last spot.

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Phelps won his heat in 4min 13.33sec, but the leisurely pace of that race saw second-place finisher Laszlo Cseh of Hungary -- a medallist at the last two Games, shut out of the final.

Japan's Kosuke Hagino led the way into the final with a time of 4:10.01, followed by South African Chad le Clos and American Ryan Lochte, who was runner-up to le Clos in the final heat.

Topics : Swimming Olympics 2012
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