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Paul Biedermann to skip worlds

Updated: April 12, 2013, 11:59 AM ET
Associated Press

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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