Gyurta Wins Third Straight 200 Breaststroke Gold

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

Hungary's Gyurta poses with his gold medal at the men's 200m breaststroke victory ceremony during the World Swimming Championships in Barcelona

Daniel Gyurta of Hungary became the first man to win three 200 metres 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.