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Michael Phelps Gets Smoked in the Pool

Michael Phelps Gets Smoked in the Pool

Swimming superstar Michael Phelps comes up short after losing to Paul Biedermann (Germany) in the men’s 200m freestyle final at the 2009 FINA World Championships, held at the Foro Italico in Rome on Tuesday (July 28).

The 24-year-old Olympic gold medalist suffered his first individual defeat in a world competition since 2005. Biedermann won in world record time of 1:42.00 while Phelps took the silver with a time of 1:43:22. The time was slightly slower than his gold medal win (1:42:96) in Beijing.

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