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Pereira's sixth gold medal breaks Spitz's Pan Ams record

Updated: July 21, 2007, 4:46 PM ET
Associated Press

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Not even the great Mark Spitz was as dominant at the Pan American Games as Brazilian sensation Thiago Pereira.

Pereira broke the 40-year-old record of the American star with six swimming gold medals in one Pan Ams.

On Saturday, Pareira won the men's 200-meter breaststroke to earn his sixth gold. He finished the race in 2 minutes, 13.51 seconds, beating teammate Henrique Barbosa (2:13.83) and Scott Spann (2.13.98) of Austin, Texas at the packed ...

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