Ryan Lochte Michael Phelps overtook on the final series of the 200-meter freestyle to win one of the most highly anticipated Races of the World Championships Tuesday, reminding everyone is a threat to the replacement of American teammate as the top swimmer in the world.
Lochte took 1 minute 44.44 seconds, with Phelps taking silver in 1: 44.79. Defending champion Paul Biedermann of Germany established for bronze in 1: 44.88.
Lochte also beat Phelps in the 200 individual medley and the 200 backstroke at the US Championship last year and then won six golds to Phelps ' five Pan Pacific Championship in 2010 — question to Phelps ' coach Bob Bowman to acknowledge that it was the best swimmer Lochte last year.
Phelps led to the 50 and 100 mark before Lochte, swimming in the next Lane, appeared in front.
"I knew Michael had to escape only for clean water, so I knew I had to be at a distance and work only what I'm good at — the underwaters for each series, Lochte said. "It is a big confidence boost. Let's hope this victory will help engage through my other races this week. "
Lochte celebrated at all. Phelps then shook his hand, signaling a friendly rivalry.
Park Tae-hwan, South Korea, who won the 400 free at night opening of the eight-day meeting on Sunday, was fourth.
Already activated by the victory of Lochte, near capacity crowd of Sports Centre East upped the noise when local Favorite Zhao Jing of China won the next Race, women's 100 backstroke.
Men's 100 back, Camille Lacourt and Jeremy Stravius France ended in a rare dead heat for the gold, clocking 52.76 before celebrating together on a rope lane. The Bronze went to Japan's Masako Irie 52.98.
Lotte Friis of Denmark won the women's 1,500 free — a non-Olympic event — 15: 49. 59. the world record Holder Kate Ziegler in the United States took the silver and Li Xuanxu of China took the bronze.
Another big fight was scheduled for later in the American Rebecca Soni standout to be exploited for a world record in the 100 breaststroke. Phelps was going to swim again in the 200 Butterfly semifinals.
At the last worlds in Rome two years ago, Biedermann handed stinging defeat of Phelps 200 free, defeating the u.s. with more than one second and taking down Phelps world record in the process.
BIEDERMANN, after that race, acknowledged that the high-tech suit was partly responsible for the victory. Bowman threatens to keep Phelps out of the water until the polyurethane suits were banned.