Sports Highlights: Suit Up for a Swimming Controversy

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The swimming world witnessed a very rare occurrence yesterday in Rome, Italy. Not only did Olympic great Michael Phelps lose in a major individual event for the first time in four years, but Paul Biederman of Germany smashed Phelps’ record by almost an entire second. This huge upset brings along with it some controversy. The Takeaway's sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin has all the details as well as other sports news.

For more from Ibrahim, read his blog post, Sports: Michael, Michael, Plax, and Brett.

Here's the video of Michael Phelps' rare loss:


Ibrahim Abdul-Matin

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