Phelps beats Lochte again in Indy

March 7, 2011 - 0:0

Michael Phelps is back, and he's starting to get that unbeatable appearance, too.

The 14-time Olympic gold medalist beat Ryan Lochte again Saturday night, produced world-best times in two more events and left the Indianapolis Grand Prix with five gold medals - one for each event he entered.
Not bad for a guy who has competed twice this season and insists he's still not 100 percent.
""In my eyes, it just feels good to be able to race and race at a good speed,"" Phelps said. ""After the weekend at Austin, I felt like I didn't get one thing out of it other than feeling slow and out of shape. Being able to slingshot into this meet just shows how fast things can change.""
Lochte, the world's most dominant swimmer in 2010, got a firsthand glimpse at Phelps' resurgence.
The feature attraction in the three-day meet had Phelps, the two-time defending Olympic gold medalist in the 200-meter individual medley, pitted against Lochte, the world record-holder in the event. Two months ago, Lochte beat Phelps in the event in Texas.
This time, it wasn't even close.
Phelps led Lochte by more than eight-tenths of a second at the midway point, extended the margin to nearly 11/2 seconds at the third turn and wound up beating fatigued Lochte by more than two full seconds. Phelps' time of 1 minute, 56.88 seconds also supplanted Lochte for the No. 1 time in the world this season.
Lochte finished in 1:59.19, his best time of the year, but lost both of his finals matchups against Phelps in Indy.
(Source: AP)