Rock Steals The Show While Team USA Takes Victory At British Gas Duel In The Pool 2009

16 Dec

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University law student Michael Rock Sees Michael Phelps found caught between a rock and a hard place in Manchester.



Manchester Aquatics Centre was host to biennial British Gas Duel in the Pool swimming event designed to showcase the sport's best swimmers in non-Olympic years.

The two-day meet saw eight new world records broken as the world’s top swimmers competed in straight head-to-head finals.

Britain’s Michael Rock stole the show in the Men’s 200m Butterfly with a victory over 14-time Olympic champion Michael Phelps. The Stockport-based swimmer swam a quick first 150m to take the lead, leaving the American unable to close ground as Rock touched in 1:51.46 to take five points for the E-Stars team.

Phelps claimed second in 1:52.86 with the USA’s Tyler McGill in third with a time of 1:53.17.

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