29 Jun '12, 5am

Michael Phelps secures fourth straight Olympic berth in 200m butterfly

Michael Phelps secures fourth straight Olympic berth in 200m butterfly

Michael Phelps competes in the championsip final of the Men's 200 m Butterflyduring Day Four of the 2012 US Olympic Swimming Team Trials at CenturyLink Center on June 28, 2012 in Omaha, Nebraska. -- PHOTO: AFP OMAHA (AFP) - Michael Phelps secured a fourth straight Olympic berth in the 200m butterfly on Thursday, cruising to victory at the US trials in an event he has long dominated. Phelps, who has held the world record in the 200m fly since he first broke it at the age of 15 in 2001, will have a chance at a third straight gold medal in the event at the London Games. Trailing Davis Tarwater at the first two turns, Phelps turned it on heading into the final turn and powered home to win by a body length in 1min 53.65sec. 'It's not a good enough time to win a gold medal, but I think I'm OK with it,' Phelps said, although it was the fastest time posted so far this Olympic seas...

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