Phelps loses to Biedermann in 200 free

Updated: 28 July 2009 15:49 IST

Germany's Paul Biedermann has handed Michael Phelps his first major individual loss in four years, setting a world record in the 200m freestyle at the WC.

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Germany's Paul Biedermann has handed Michael Phelps his first major individual loss in four years, setting a world record in the 200-meter freestyle at the world championships.

Biedermann touched in 1 minute, 42.00 seconds, beating Phelps' record of 1:42.96 set at last year's Beijing Olympics. Phelps was a body length behind, touching in 1:43.22.

It was Phelps' first loss in a major international meet since Ian Crocker beat him in the final of the 100 butterfly at the 2005 world championships.

Topics : Swimming
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