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Olympic champion Park wins men's 400 freestyle gold at worlds

SHANGHAI - Beijing Olympic champion Park Tae-hwan took the early lead then pulled away with 100 metres left to win the 400-meter freestyle gold at the world championships.

Park finished in a time of 3 minutes, 42.04 seconds Sunday before a capacity crowd in the temporary pool at the Oriental Sports Center.

China's Sun Yang took the silver in 3:43.24 while Paul Biedermann of Germany, the world record holder and defending champion, earned the bronze in 3:44.14.

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