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Video: Christian Sprenger wins 100 breaststroke world title

Swimming - 15th FINA World Championships: Day Ten

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 29: Christian Sprenger of Australia celebrates winning the Swimming Men’s 100m Breaststroke Final on day ten of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on July 29, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

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The Olympic champion Cameron van der Burgh blazed out, making the turn two tenths under world-record pace. He couldn’t sustain it and got ran down by the favored Aussie, who came into the final with the three fastest times in the world this year. Christian Sprenger had finished second to van der Burgh in London. Both Americans are collegians and will only get better.

Gold: Christian Sprenger (AUS) 58.79
Silver: Cameron van der Burgh (RSA) 58.97
Bronze: Felipe Lima (BRA) 59.65
4. Damir Dugonjic (SLO) 59.68
5. Fabio Scozzoli (ITA) 59.70
6. Kosuke Kitajima (JPN) 59.90
7. Kevin Cordes (USA) 1:00.02
8. Nic Fink (USA) 1:00.10

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