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Swimming: Lochte-Phelps, U.S. doubled to 200 m freestyle

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Americans Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps have scored twice in the 200 freestyle final of the World Swimming Championships in Shanghai on Tuesday.

Germany’s Paul Biedermann, who holds the world record in 1’42 “00, completed the podium.

Lochte was timed in 1’44 “44, Phelps in 1’44” 79, Biedermann in 1’44 “88.

South Korea’s Park Tae Hwan took fourth place in 1’44 “92. Yannick Agnel the French had to settle for fifth in 1’44” 99 but improved his personal best which was 1’45 “47.

“I’m a bit divided. It was a very final to a very dense record. I struggled in the final 50 meters. I have not much to reproach myself. I put in my 4 / 10 record, I go down for the first time under 1’45 “, he said on France Televisions.

Paul Biedermann said he was “a little disappointed.” “I was hoping to do a little better. I’m glad to still beating Yannick. With a few meters more, he would have surely beat,” he added.

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