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Phelps loses again at Charlotte
05/18/2009
Michael Phelps was beaten again at the Charlotte UltraSwim on Sunday night, losing to Frederick Bousquet of France in the 100-meter freestyle. Phelps touched nearly a full second behind Bousquet, world-record holder in the 50 free, after losing his first final in nearly a year. Aaron Peirsol beat Phelps in the 200 backstroke on Saturday. Bousquet went out strong, ensuring he had a big enough lead to hold off Phelps at the end - even as Beijing Olympics star Phelps experimented with a new straight-arm stroke that is supposed to provide more speed. The Frenchman touched in 48.22 seconds, while Phelps never really had a chance while finishing second in 49.04.
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