PARIS - Michael Phelps says he needs to train harder after a weekend of mixed results at the Paris Open.
The 14-time Olympic gold medallist won two races in Paris, including the 200m medley yesterday, but struggled in freestyle events and lost two finals.
"Am I upset? Yes. Very," Phelps said. "When I'm upset, I think it's the best time for me to try and use that as a motivation."
Phelps won the 200m in 1minute, 58.95 seconds ahead of fellow American Patrick Todd, who clocked 2:00.81. Italian Federico Turrini finished third in 2:02.31. Phelps, who finished third in the 200m freestyle earlier yesterday, said training was the key to rediscovering his form.
"Hopefully it's a wake-up call. I have to change a lot. I blame myself."
The American expected to improve after the Charlotte UltraSwim last month but was disappointed by his times. - Sapa-AP