ROME (Reuters) – Germany’s Paul Biedermann set a world record and beat twice champion Michael Phelps to win the 200 meters freestyle final at the world championships on Tuesday.
Paul Biedermann swam 200 meters one minute and 42 seconds exactly (1:42,00), second-placed Michael Phelps swam 1:43.22 seconds. Previous record on 200 meters distance has been beaten by Michael Phelps during Beijing Olympic 2008 (1:42.96 s)
Paul Biedermann average speed in 200m freestyle winning race:
Michael Phelps average speed during 200 m freestyle race during Beijing Olympic 2008: