Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Malian jihadist jailed for nine years for destroying ancient Timbuktu shrines

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

Juncker and Schulz debate the future of Europe

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Hillary wins debate but Trump 'wins undecideds'

Read more

THE DEBATE

Who won? The impact of first Clinton-Trump debate (part 1)

Read more

THE DEBATE

Who won? The impact of first Clinton-Trump debate (part 2)

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Abubakar Shekau says he is still leading Boko Haram

Read more

FOCUS

Video: 'Buy Black' movement gains momentum in US

Read more

ENCORE!

Reality Hunger: David Shields does away with novelistic convention

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Women terrorists are 'probably the wave of the future', says ex-CIA agent

Read more

Phelps breaks own world 200-metre record

Latest update : 2008-07-05

Michael Phelps broke his own world 200-metre medley record at the US Olympic swim trials on Friday. This leaves Phelps qualified in four individual events for the Beijing Olympics.

 

OMAHA - Michael Phelps broke his own world record in the 200 metres individual medley at the U.S. Olympic swim trials on Friday, clocking a time of one minute, 54.80 seconds.

 

Pushed to the wall by good friend and rival Ryan Lochte, Phelps sliced 0.18 seconds of his old mark of 1:54.98 set at last year's world championships in Melbourne.

 

It was the seventh world record to fall at the trials and the second by Phelps, who bettered his own mark in the 400 medley on Sunday.

 

With the win, Phelps has now qualified in four individual events for the Beijing Olympics and is aiming to beat Mark Spitz's record haul of seven gold medals at a single Games.

Date created : 2008-07-05

COMMENT(S)