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Typhoon muifa pounded Shanghai yesterday with high winds and heavy rain, while more than 400,000 residents along the country's east coast were moved to shelters, and tens of thousands of fishing boats recalled to port.

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High waters and heavy surf battered China's northern port of Qingdao as Typhoon Muifa approached today on its way up the coast.

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Chinese authorities evacuated more than 200,000 residents from eastern Zhejiang province and cancelled more than 200 flights, as the region braced itself for a typhoon that could be the worst in the area in years.

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China warned residents and alerted emergency relief centres yesterday to prepare for a powerful typhoon forecast to hit the country's heavily populated eastern coast.

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Michael Phelps endured the novel experience of being second best for significant parts of the world championships. It left the multi-decorated American frustrated but adamant that he will be swimming notably quicker come next year's Games in London where he will be looking to add seven Olympic gold medals to the 14 he already owns.

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Britain's Gemma Spofforth has admitted she almost quit the sport after losing her 100m backstroke title at the World Championships in Shanghai this week. The 23-year-old spent Tuesday night pondering her retirement but yesterday morning made the decision to continue and focus on 2012.

Swimming: Spofforth's hopes sunk by sickness

Illness has wrecked Gemma Spofforth's hopes of defending her World Championship 100m backstroke title, failing to make the semi-finals in Shanghai. Britain's hopes in the event now lie with Lizzie Simmonds, who has made the final. Ellen Gandy came fifth and Jemma Lowe eighth in the 100m butterfly and Hannah Miley was seventh in the 200m individual medley final.

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Tom Daley and Pete Waterfield finished a distant sixth in the final of the 10-metre synchronised event on the first weekend of the World Championships in Shanghai. The pair's preparations were badly disrupted by an illness to Waterfield and it showed as the competition wore on and they slipped down the leader board. The event was won by the Chinese pair of Qui Bo and Huo Liang, who will be strong favourites to repeat their success at next year's Olympics.

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Tom Daley will dive in the 10m platform only at this weekend's British Championships as last night the teenager and his synchro partner Peter Waterfield pulled out of tomorrow's team event. The duo will now focus on Sunday's individual platform, the event in which 17-year-old Daley is world champion.

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