Swimming: Gyurta wins 200m breaststroke gold
LONDON (Reuters) - Hungary's Daniel Gyurta broke the world record to win the 200 meters breaststroke gold medal at the London Olympics on Wednesday, denying the host-nation Britain their first male swimming champion in almost a quarter of a century.
Propelled by a deafening roar inside London's Aquatic Centre, Gyurta held on to beat Michael Jamieson in a desperate finish to win in a time of two minutes 07.28 seconds.
Gyurta shaved 0.03 off the previous world record set by Australia's Christian Sprenger at the 2009 world championships in Rome when the now-banned polyurethane bodysuits were still allowed.
Scottish-born Jamieson was second in 2:07.43 after almost drawing level with Gyurta approaching the wall while Japan's Ryo Tateishi, swimming in the outside lane, was third in 2:08.29.
His countryman Kosuke Kitajima, the two-time defending champion, finished fourth, dashing his hopes of becoming the first male swimmer to win the same event at three successive Olympics.
(Reporting by Julian Linden; Editing by Greg Stutchbury)
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