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[Published: Monday July 30 2012]

 South Africa’s van der Burgh sets new Olympics swimming record

London, 30 Jul – (ANA) - South Africa's Cameron van der Burgh has set a new world record to win the 100m men's breaststroke final at the London 2012 Olympics.

He blazed away from the start and could not be caught as he clocked 58.46 seconds.

Australia's Christian Sprenger claimed silver, with Brendan Hansen of the United States in third. Japan's Kosuke Kitajima was bidding to become the first male swimmer to win the same event at three successive Games but finished fifth. (ANA)

FA/ANA/30 July 2012--------


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