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Michael Phelps swims in the men's 100 meter butterfly final at the U.S. nationals of swimming, Friday, in Irvine, Calif. Phelps took second in the event.

Michael Phelps loses 100 fly at US Nationals

IRVINE, Calif. – Tom Shields upset three-time Olympic champion Michael Phelps by one one-hundredth of a second to win the 100-meter butterfly at the U.S. national championships.

Shields touched in 51.29 seconds on Friday night, tying for the second-fastest time in the world this year. Phelps was second in 51.30, losing for the second time in as many events this week.

Phelps is still likely to earn a spot on the U.S. team for the Pan Pacific Championships later this month, but he could have guaranteed himself a trip to Australia with a win in the event that he calls “my baby.”

Tim Phillips was third in 51.54. Ryan Lochte finished fifth in 52.21.

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