ROME: Aaron Peirsol Takes Gold and Takes Down His Own WR in the 200 Back
ROME: Minutes ago, Aaron Peirsol became the first swimmer to go under 1:52 in the 200 back... at the 13th FINA World Championships. Aaron's time of 1:51.92 eclipsed his own WR of 1:53.0 by more than a second. His splits: 26.52... 54.90 (28.38)... 1:23.30 (28.40)... 1:51.92 (28.62). Aaron bested an incredible field, including Ryosuke Irie (2nd), and Ryan Lochte (3rd).
Congrats to Aaron!
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