Swimming: Goddard takes silver at Euros

 

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The Independent Online

Great Britain's James Goddard was second in the final of the 200 metres individual medley on the third day of the European Championships in Debrecen, Hungary.

The Commonwealth champion had qualified fifth fastest and he led at the halfway stage yesterday, fighting it out with Beijing silver medallist Laszlo Cseh. It was the Hungarian who won out on the final length, setting a new championship record of 1min 56.66sec with Goddard second in 1:57.84.

Briton Robbie Renwick came eighth in the 200m freestyle in a race won by world record-holder Paul Biedermann of Germany.

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