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Olympic Swimming Trials Results: Ryan Lochte Edges Michael Phelps In Semifinals

The amount of talent amassed on the Team USA swimming squad is pretty phenomenal right now, and we had a great day of trails on Tuesday in Omaha. The biggest race of the day came at the 200-meter freestyle semifinals, which featured Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte.

The two swimmers were neck-and-neck throughout the race, finishing in a photo finish for the ages. Lochte completed his segment in 1 minute and 45.25 seconds. Phelps finished in 1 minute and 45.27 seconds. That's about the time it takes to blink an eyelash, and we can only expect more of these fantastic finishes during the 2012 Olympics in London.

In other swimming news, Brendan Hanson qualified for his third Olympic Team by winning the men's 100m backstroke.

Two ladies clinched their spot on the team on Tuesday night. Dana Vollmer won the women's 100m butterfly, while Allison Schmitt took home the title in the women's 400m freestyle.

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