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Michael Phelps takes silver in 200 meter freestyle at 2009 swimming world championships

Posted Jul 28 2009 10:06pm

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German swimmer Paul Biedermann not only beat Michael Phelps but also shattered the American' s world record in the 200 meter freestyle final at the swimming world championships in Rome.

Biedermann, who was seeded number one going into the final, smashed Phelp' s world record of 1:42.96 set at the Beijing Olympics by swimming the event in 1 minute, 42 seconds.

Phelps touched the wall in 1:43.22.

A dozen word records have already fallen in Rome, but swimming insiders believe this is mainly due to the new high tech swimsuits which will not be legal nect year according to Fina.


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