OMAHA — What a contrast. Michael Phelps won his third event of the United States Olympic trials Wednesday night — the 200-meter butterfly, which he has dominated since 2001. But he fell short of the world record and acted almost as if he had lost.
Such is the difference in expectations.
Then there was the runner-up, Gil Stovall. Thrilled about making his first Olympic team, Stovall pumped his fist after seeing the results on the scoreboard.