Havertown's Brendan Hansen wins bronze in 100m breaststroke

United States' Brendan Hansen dives to swim in a men's 100-meter breaststroke heat at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Saturday, July 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
July 29, 2012 2:37:28 PM PDT
Brendan Hansen of the United States and, more specifically, Havertown, Delaware County claimed bronze in 59.49 in the 100-meter breaststroke at the London Olympics on Sunday.

Cameron van der Burgh of South Africa set a world record to win the event.

Van der Burgh clocked 58.46 seconds, 0.12 seconds 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.

Two-time defending champion Kosuke Kitajima of Japan finished fifth.


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