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01 Aug 2012
London 2012 , IOC News , Swimming

Gyurta claims gold in record time - London 2012 - Swimming

Hungary's Daniel Gyurta set a new world record in the men's 200m Breaststroke final to hold off Great Britain's Michael Jamieson for the gold medal.

Gyurta and Jamieson went head-to-head over the last 50m, with the Athens 2004 silver medallist lowering Christian Sprenger's world mark by 0.03 to 2:07.28.

Jamieson clocked 2:07.43 - the third fastest time in history - to claim the silver, with Ryo Tateishi of Japan (2:08.29) picking up the bronze medal.

Meanwhile, China's Jiao Liuyang added the 200m Butterfly title to the World Championships gold she won last year.

Jiao's time of 2:04.06 was a new Olympic record and helped her finish ahead of Spain's Mireia Belmonte Garcia and Natsumi Hoshi.

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