Swimming: Phelps finishes fifth in 200 butterfly final
BERLIN — Michael Phelps has finished fifth in the 200-meter butterfly final at a short-course World Cup meet.
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 on Saturday.
The American swimmer, 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 the standard on Jan. 1.