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Michael Phelps Loses To Lochte In Comeback Meet

Michael Phelps Loses To Lochte In Comeback Meet

CREATED Apr 24, 2014

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Michael Phelps has lost in the first final of his comeback after a 20-month retirement.

Ryan Lochte beat Phelps in the 100-meter butterfly final at the Arena Grand Prix. Lochte touched in 51.93 seconds; Phelps was second in 52.13 on Thursday night.

Phelps is the three-time Olympic champion and current world record-holder in the event. He was competing for the first time since the 2012 London Olympics.

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