Swimming: Lochte causes splash with world win over Phelps

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America's Ryan Lochte held off Olympic champion Michael Phelps in a thrilling finish to win the men's 200m freestyle title at the World Championships in Shanghai yesterday. Lochte, 26, clocked 1min 44.44secs for gold, with Phelps taking silver in 1:44.79, ahead of defending champion Paul Biedermann.

French duo Jeremy Stravius and Camille Lacourt shared the men's 100m backstroke gold after a dead heat, while Britain's Liam Tancock finished sixth.