This was the day 10 years ago at the World Championships in Melbourne when Michael Phelps became the first man inside 1:55 over 200m medley, was joined on the list of USA world-record setters by his nation’s women’s 4x200m free quartet – Natalie Coughlin, Dana Vollmer, Lacey Nymeyer and Katie Hoff – and Leila Vaziri matching her own best pace for 50m backstroke gold. History stretched, too, to an historic shared gold in the men’s 100m freestyle, Italy’s Filippo Magnini retaining the crown in a match with Canadian Brent Hayden. And Jessica Schipper provided Australia’s fifth gold medal of the championships with an all-the way win in the women’s 200 butterfly
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