Phelps to train harder after Paris losses

PARIS - Michael Phelps says he needs to train harder after a weekend of mixed results at the Paris Open.

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

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