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Agnel wins 200 metre freestyle gold to claim Olympic, World double

News 31 Jul 2013, 15:56 IST

Barcelona, July 31 (IANS)

Yannick Agnel of France celebrates winning the Swimming Men’s 200m Freestyle Final on day eleven of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on July 30, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

France’s Yannick Agnel claimed his second gold medal of the World Swimming Championships in Barcelona with a clear victory in the men’s 200 metre freestyle.

His win Tuesday saw the Frenchman complete an Olympic-World Championship double in the event, reports Xinhua.

Agnel finished in 1:44.20, over a second ahead of Conor Dwyer, who produced a slight surprise in finishing second.

Agnel, who had one gold medal in the men’s 4×100 meter freestyle, led from start to finish.

That meant another disappointment for Ryan Lochte as the man, who has continually been feted as the successor to Michael Phelps, finished in fourth place outside of the medals, just as he had done in the 2012 Olympic Games 12 months ago.

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