Kitajima-san sugoi na!!!

In Beijing, the gold medal and the new world record for the 100 m Breast Stroke goes to Kitajima Kōsuke (北島 康介) !! Kitajima-san became famous around the world after winning the gold medals in Athens in 2004 for the 100 m and 200 m breast stroke. This year he came back not only to uphold his title, but also to break the world record in the process, becoming the first person to ever finish the 100 m in under 59 seconds (58.91 s). Additionally, Kitajima-san's victory includes the anticipated defeat of his challenger, the American breast stroke swimmer, Brendan Hansen. It was an incredible day in Beijing! What an awesome performance-- very exciting to see!

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