• Phelps, Franklin finish third at Santa Clara

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    SANTA CLARA, United States: Olympic legend Michael Phelps and 2012 London Olympic star Missy Franklin each finished third on Friday (Saturday in Manila) in the 200-meter freestyle in their opening events at a US Pro Swim Series meet. Phelps took third in the 200 in 1min 49.03 secs, trailing US winner Connor Jaeger’s 1:48.66 and Russian runner-up Nikita Lobintsev on 1:48.86. Franklin, competing in her first pro meet and first of any kind since the US college finals last March, was third in the women’s 200 behind Netherlands star Femke Heemskerk in 1:55.68 and Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu in 1:56.88, Franklin next in 1:57.02.

    AFP

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