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Michael Phelps won his first race of 2016 Saturday.

By SI Wire
January 16, 2016

Michael Phelps has his first win of 2016.

Swimming at the Arena Pro Swim Series in Austin, Texas, Phelps took home the win in the 100-meter butterfly Saturday, finishing the race in 51.94 seconds. Phelps won gold in the same event at the 2012 London Olympics. 

Phelps also raced in the 100-meter freestyle event Friday, finishing sixth.

“I thought I finished well in the 100 fly,” Phelps said. “My freestyle stroke isn't fully there, which is frustrating. Being a body-length behind at the 50, it's not really a place where you want to be. I didn't die. I finished well. I thought the last 10 meters of the 100 free were great.”

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Phelps initially retired from swimming after 2012, having won 18 gold medals and 22 total in his career. He returned to the sport in 2014.

[Denver Post]

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