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Phelps fizzles in short-course meet

Updated: November 10, 2009, 4:18 PM ET
Associated Press

STOCKHOLM -- Sporting a beard and an old-style swimsuit, Michael Phelps finished third in the 100-meter medley at a World Cup short-course meet after missing out on two other finals Tuesday.

Phelps, who won a record eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, swam the medley final in 52.14 seconds. South Africa's Gerhard Zandberg won in 51.77.

Earlier Tuesday, Phelps failed to qualify for the finals of the 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke, in which he was disqualified for swimming ...

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