On Friday night, 22-time Olympic champion Michael Phelps returned to the pool for the second time since ending his retirement at the Charlotte Grand Prix. For the first time since the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Phelps has come away as a winner.
Phelps won first-place in the 100-meter butterfly with a time of 52.13 seconds.
He is the world record holder in the 100-meter butterfly after setting the standard of 49.82 back in 2009.
In his first pool appearance since returning from retirement, Phelps finished second in the 100m butterfly at the Mesa Grand Prix on April 24.
As he continues to make his comeback, Phelps will be making the trip to Colorado for some high-altitude training. Phelps doesn’t appear too thrilled to head to Colorado, but he knows that it is something that will help him get back to top form.
“I know it’s good for me, but it’s not always something I enjoy the most,” Phelps said after his win on Universal Sports.
There is no word on when Phelps will return to the pool next, but that could come at the Santa Clara Grand Prix in California from June 19-22.