Michael Phelps enjoys mixed success at Santa Clara meet
Jun 21, 2014 | 2:25 AM
Michael Phelps continued his comeback from retirement with a tie for victory and a second-place finish at a U.S. Grand Prix Series meet in Santa Clara, Calif., on Friday.
While certainly not back to his dominant best since hanging up his goggles after the 2012 London Olympics, Phelps tied for first in the 100-meter butterfly with Tom Shields but had to settle for second behind Nathan Adrian in the 100 freestyle.
In his third meet since returning from nearly two years out of the sport, the 28-year-old Phelps competed in multiple finals in the same session for the first time in his return to competitive swimming.
The most decorated Olympian of all time matched Shields with a time of 52.11 seconds to share top spot in the butterfly, finishing the faster of the two but unable to edge his way in front.
The pair's time was the second fastest by an American this year, behind Ryan Lochte.