Source Pravda.Ru

Exciting swimming for Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps posted the second-fastest time in heats of the 200-meter freestyle as the World Swimming Championships opened this morning at Conseco Fieldhouse.

A temporary 25-meter pool was assembled for this five-day meet.

Canada's Rick Say led the eight qualifiers for tonight's final of the 200 &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/sport/2002/02/19/26490.html ' target=_blank>freestyle with a time of 1 minute, 45.15 seconds, wrote Indianapolis Star.

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