Phelps shares 100 butterfly title in Santa Clara meet
Michael Phelps competes in the men's 100 meter butterfly final during the 2014 Arena Grand Prix of Santa Clara on Friday.
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APSANTA CLARA, Calif.
Michael Phelps shared the 100-meter butterfly title Friday night in the Santa Clara Grand Prix after finishing second behind Olympic champion Nathan Adrian in the 100 freestyle.
Phelps, the 18-time Olympic champion swimming in his third meet since coming out from retirement, matched Tom Shields at 52.11 seconds in the butterfly.
Adrian won the freestyle in 48.17 seconds, and Phelps followed in 48.80.
"Having a double like that, I'm pleased," Phelps said. "I wanted to go under 49 and I wanted to go under 52. I got half of what I wanted. This is the first time I had two races in the same day since I've come back."
Phelps will compete in the 200 freestyle Saturday in the meet, a key tuneup event for the U.S. championships in August in Irvine.
"I'll see how I feel tomorrow," Phelps said. "The turnaround time is a little tough but as a whole it was a pretty good day. I'll have to see how my body recovers. I have no idea what to expect."