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(From The Yomiuri Shimbun/Daily Yomiuri)
ATHENS OLYMICS 2004 / Kitajima golden in 100 breaststroke
Ken Marantz / Daily Yomiuri Sportswriter
Having lost his world records, Kosuke Kitajima now has something that can never be taken away.
Kitajima became Japan's first Olympic swimming gold medalist in 12 years when he won a riveting final in the men's 100-meter breaststroke Sunday at the Athens Olympics.
Kitajima, pulling away from American rival Brendan Hansen after the turn, swam home to win in 1 minute 00.08 seconds.
Hansen, who earlier this summer eclipsed Kitajima's records in both the …