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Phelps rebounds after stunning loss

Updated: July 29, 2009, 10:18 PM ET
Associated Press

ROME -- Michael Phelps had another swimsuit issue.

It didn't slow him down this time.

Phelps bounced back Wednesday from a stunning loss with something more familiar -- a world record in the 200-meter butterfly. For good measure, he surpassed another of Mark Spitz's accomplishments with the 34th world record of his career, one more than Spitz had during his brilliant run in the pool.

One night after he was soundly beaten by Germany's Paul Biedermann in the 200 free, Phelps sliced ...

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