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Defending 200-meter champ tweaks stroke

Updated: August 11, 2004, 7:01 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- Defending Olympic 200-meter butterfly champion Tom Malchow has been hampered by a right shoulder injury that was diagnosed after last month's U.S. trials.

Malchow didn't feel quite right at meets in May and June, but didn't know he was hurt until after earning a berth on his third Olympic team.

He's had two cortisone shots recently to combat swelling and fluid buildup from the torn shoulder tendon.

"We can't fix the tear. I'm managing the pain pretty ...

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