Paul Biedermann to miss Barcelona 2013 due to illness

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Announcing his withdrawal from the German world-title trials and championships at the end of this month, the 26-year-old revealed that he suffered a viral infection that kept him from intense training for the past two months.

“Unfortunately, an infection has allowed no optimum training during the last two months,” he said in a statement. “Such a long period without training is not comething you can catch up with so easily.”

Biedermann's classic pre-race camera pose

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