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Hansen smashes second WR

July 12, 2004 09:49 IST
Last Updated: July 12, 2004 09:51 IST

Brendan Hansen has broken his second world record in four days, swimming the 200 metres breaststroke in 2:09.04 at the U.S. Olympic trials.

On Sunday Hansen broke the old mark of 2:09.42 set by Japan's Kosuke Kitajima at last year's world championships in Barcelona.

On Thursday, the 22-year-old improved on Kitajima's 100 metre breaststroke world mark of 59.78 when he touched in 59.30 seconds.

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