Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Swimming:Biedermann beats Phelps in Rome


Fina World Championships

Germany's Paul Biedermann beat Michael Phelps in the men's 200m freestyle final to win gold - obliterating the American's world record in the process.
Biedermann led from the second turn and finished in one minute 42.00 seconds beating Phelps' record by 0.96.
It was a remarkable performance from the German who adds the 200m title and record to the 400m title and world best he achieved on Monday.
Biedermann handed Phelps his first major individual loss in four years.

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