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Phelps Loses First Major Race In Four Years

Germany’s Paul Biedermann set a world record in the 200m freestyle, but Michael Phelps was the story as he could manage only the silver. His time of 1:43.22 was just over a second slower than Biedermann. This record was already the 12th set at this year’s world championships. Biedermann was gracious in victory, pointing out how much of an effect the suits have on the speed of the racers, and noting that Phelps probably was not in tip top shape due to his long layoff after the Olympics.

In the next two races, world records 13 and 14 were set.  Gemma Spofforth of Great Britain set the world record in the women’s 100m backstroke with a time of 58.12, and then South Africa’s Cameron van der Burgh broke the 50m breaststroke record in the semis of that race, posting a time of 26.74 seconds.

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