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London Olympics: Daniel Gyurta sets record in 200 breaststroke

August 01, 2012|By Lisa Dillman
  • Daniel Gyurta of Hungary is No. 1 in the 200-meter breaststroke.
Daniel Gyurta of Hungary is No. 1 in the 200-meter breaststroke. (Barbara Walton / EPA )

LONDON -- Another world record went down -- this one from Daniel Gyurta of Hungary in the men's 200-meter breaststroke -- bringing the total to four at this Olympic swimming competition.

The reigning world champion went 2 minutes, 7.28 seconds at the Aquatics Centre on Wednesday night to win the gold, beating Michael Jamieson of Great Britain (2:07.43) and Ryo Tateishi of Japan (2:08.29).

Australia's Christian Sprenger had held the world standard, of 2:07.31, setting it at the World Championships in Rome in 2009.

Americans Scott Weltz and Clark Burckle were fifth and sixth, respectively.

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