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Michael Phelps wins 100 butterfly

Updated: May 16, 2014, 9:14 PM ET
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Michael Phelps lunged to the wall, popped his head out of the water, and turned immediately toward the scoreboard.

There was a "1" beside his name.

Felt pretty good.

For the first time since his supposed farewell at the 2012 London Olympics, Phelps was on top of the podium Friday night. He cruised to victory in the 100-meter butterfly at the Charlotte Grand Prix, while longtime rival Ryan Lochte watched from the VIP area, a brace on his injured left knee.

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