Paul Biedermann to skip worlds
BERLIN -- World-record holder Paul Biedermann of Germany is skipping the world swimming championships in July in Barcelona.
Biedermann says he is behind in his training because of a long recover from the flu and will not take part in the Germany trials in two weeks.
The world holder in the 400-meter freestyle says he's hardly trained in the past two months and "such a long break is not so easy to make up for."
The world championships run July 19 to Aug. 4.
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