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Michael Phelps gains 200 fly semis

Updated: July 30, 2012, 12:18 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Michael Phelps opened defense of his Olympic title in the 200-meter butterfly with the fifth-fastest qualifying time in the preliminaries on Monday.

Phelps has yet to have the quickest time in the morning heats at the London Games four years after he won a record eight gold medals in Beijing.

He finished third in his heat at 1 minute, 55.53 seconds, trailing Dinko Jukic of Austria and U.S. teammate Tyler Clary to the wall.

Phelps' mother, Debbie, nodded her head ...

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