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Phelps fifth as Skvortsov wins 200m fly

Updated: November 14, 2009, 12:54 PM ET
Associated Press

BERLIN -- Michael Phelps finished fifth in the 200-meter butterfly Saturday at a short-course World Cup meet that featured six world records.

Nikolay Skvortsov of Russia, who had the fastest qualifying time, won the final in 1:50.58. Phelps squeezed in as the eighth and last qualifier in the heats.

The American star, who won eight gold medals at last year's Beijing Olympics, finished in 1 minute, 52.26 seconds in the final. Phelps is competing in an old-style swimsuit that will become ...

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