Michael Phelps Wins 200m Medley in US Winter Swimming

Updated: 04 December 2015 15:50 IST

Michael Phelps on finished in one minute 57.61 seconds for the title. The result was 1.69 seconds quicker than his time three weeks ago in Minneapolis, but was still almost three seconds slower than his best time this year

Michael Phelps Wins 200m Medley in US Winter Swimming
Michael Phelps reacts after winning the 200m medley at the US Winter Swimming Championships. © AFP

Washington:

American legend Michael Phelps won the men's 200 metres individual medley at the United States Winter Swimming Championships at the King Aquatic Center.

The 30-year-old Phelps on Thursday finished in one minute 57.61 seconds for the title. The result was 1.69 seconds quicker than his time three weeks ago in Minneapolis, but was still almost three seconds slower than his best time this year, reports Xinhua.

Phelps, Missy Franklin and Natalie Coughlin, who are the Olympic champions, will compete in the 100 butterfly on Friday and the 200 butterfly Saturday.

High expectations will be placed on Phelps as he is named US Swimming's male athlete of the year despite not competing at the World Championships in Russia.

Phelps, a record 18-time Olympic champion, has tried to make changes since a second drunk-driving arrest in 2014, which removed him from the US world team.

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