MONTREAL — Michael Phelps stole the show again on Sunday, handily winning the 100-meter butterfly at the Canada Cup.
He didn’t come close to beating his own world record, but he led from wire to wire and won in 51.32 seconds.
Phelps won his only other event at the Olympic Pool, the 200-meter freestyle, on Saturday, though he knows he has room for improvement at that distance.
“I’m really happy with that and I know I need to do more training,” said Phelps, who turned 26 on Thursday. “It’s races like these that I think help me more mentally than anything else. … Being able to still see that I can pop a good race here and there gives me a little bit of a confidence.”
The three-day meet was billed as a tuneup for the World Aquatic Championships beginning July 16 in Shanghai, which itself is a test leading into the 2012 Olympics in London.
Phelps helped draw 1,800 spectators Sunday, and stayed for an hour after his race, signing autographs and posing for photos with fans.