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Van der Burgh sets world record to win 100 breast

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Jul 29, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Cameron van der Burgh (RSA) celebrates after winning the men's 100m breaststroke finals in a world record time of 58.46 during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Aquatics Centre. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

 


 


LONDON (AP) - Cameron van der Burgh of South Africa set a world record to win the 100-meter breaststroke at the London Olympics on Sunday.

Van der Burgh clocked 58.46 seconds, 0.12 seconds better than the mark set by Brenton Rickard of Australia at the 2009 world championships in Rome.

Christian Sprenger of Australia took silver in 58.93 and Brendan Hansen of the United States claimed bronze in 59.49.

Two-time defending champion Kosuke Kitajima of Japan finished fifth.

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