City star outswims Phelps for World Cup IM record

2009-11-12 00:00

CITY star swimmer Darian Townsend set a World Cup record in the 200 metres individual medley at the Fina World Cup in Stockholm last night, writes WAYNE RIDDIN.

The Seals swimmer lowered the African and South African record at the same time to come within 0,23 seconds of the World record in a fast 1:51,79. He led from the start and was never threatened too much by the infamous Michael Phelps (USA), who finished well behind in 1:53,13.

Earlier, Townsend finished second in the 200 m freestyle, lowering his own recently-set Africa and SA mark with an outstanding 1:41,99.

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