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Cameron van der Burgh sets mark

Updated: July 29, 2012, 4:53 PM ET
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LONDON -- Cameron van der Burgh of South Africa set a world record to win the 100-meter breaststroke on Sunday, denying Japan's Kosuke Kitajima an Olympic threepeat.

Van der Burgh clocked 58.46 seconds, 0.12 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.

Kitajima was trying to become the first male swimmer to win ...

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