August 2, 2013 / 6:15 PM / 4 years ago

Gyurta wins third straight 200 breaststroke gold

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Daniel Gyurta of Hungary became the first man to win three 200 meters breaststroke world titles when he claimed a third consecutive gold with a championship record in Barcelona on Friday.

Gyurta clocked two minutes 07.23 seconds, beating the previous record of 2:07.31 set by Australian Christian Sprenger in 2009.

Germany’s Marco Koch won silver in 2:08.54 and Matti Mattsson of Finland bronze in 2:08.95. Gyurta, 24, also took gold at last year’s London Olympics.

Reporting by Iain Rogers, editing by Alison Wildey

0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below