200 'Fly: 2005 Champ Leads 2007 Champ
Jul 28, 2009 - Craig Lord
Rome 2009, Day 3
Men's 200m butterfly heats
Pawel Korneniowski (POL), world champion in the 200m butterfly in 2005 when Michael Phelps (USA) has a post-Athens Olympics fallow years, went through fastest from heats of the 200m butterfly in 1:54.33.
Phelps, Olympic champion and world record holder, and teammate Tyler Clary were next through on 1:54.35 and 1:54.42, with Sebastien Rousseau (RSA) and Kaio Almeida (BRA) the other two inside 1:55. In Melbourne 2007, it took a 1:55.13 to win silver behind Phelps in the world titles final.
Here's how the two newest dangers in the 200m 'fly stack up so far:
The suit-driven Rome heats were blistering as far as comparing the chalk and cheese of 2007 and 2009:
And in the time of Dinosaurs: