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Michael Phelps advances in 100 fly

Updated: July 29, 2011, 12:06 AM ET
Associated Press

SHANGHAI -- Michael Phelps vs. Milorad Cavic Part III is off.

Phelps advanced in the preliminaries of the 100-meter butterfly Friday, posting the fifth-fastest time of 51.95 seconds. But Cavic, who had back surgery last July, failed to move on. The American-born Serb finished 18th at 52.67, missing the semifinals by two spots.

Cavic posed the most serious threat to Phelps' record eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, losing to the American in the 100 fly by a hundredth of ...

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