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Reigning Olympic champion Park wins men's 400m freestyle

07-25-2011 12:59 BJT

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Day nine in Shanghai saw the first gold medal decided in swimming. It came from the men's 400 metres freestyle. Reigning Olympic champion Park Tae Hwan a controlled race from lane one to take victory.

Park held off the fast finishing Sun Yang of China to win in a time of three minutes 42.40 seconds, 1.20 seconds ahead of Sun. Defending champion Paul Biedermann of Germany was third.

 

Gold medalist South Korea's Park Tae-Hwan holds his medal as he poses during
the medal ceremony for men's 400-metre freestyle swimming event in the FINA
World Championships at the indoor stadium of the Oriental Sports Center, in
Shanghai, on July 24, 2011. AFP PHOTO / PETER PARKS

Editor:Zou Xian |Source: CNTV.CN

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