July 30, 2013 / 4:31 PM / 5 years ago

France's Agnel takes gold in 200 meters freestyle

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Yannick Agnel of France won gold in the men’s 200 meters freestyle at the world championships in Barcelona on Tuesday.

REFILE- CORRECTING DATE- France's Yannick Agnel celebrates after winning the men's 200m freestyle final during the World Swimming Championships at the Sant Jordi arena in Barcelona July 30, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

The Olympic champion touched in a time of one minute 44.20 seconds, with Conor Dwyer of the United States taking silver in 1:45.32 and Russia’s Danila Izotov bronze in 1:45:59.

Izotov edged American defending champion Ryan Lochte into fourth place, where he also finished in last year’s London Olympics.

Reporting by Iain Rogers, editing by Ed Osmond

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