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(From Mainichi Daily News)
ATHENS -- Tokyo swimmer Kosuke Kitajima powered past American rival Brendan Hansen to snatch the gold medal in the men's 100-meter breaststroke on Sunday, bringing Japan's medal tally to four gold and one silver.
Kitajima, 21, finished with a time of 1 minute 00.08 seconds, just 17 hundredths of a second ahead of Hansen. France's Hugues Duboscq took the bronze medal in 1:00.88. Only last month Hansen had broken Kitajima's world swimming record at the U.S. Olympic trials.
Kitajima's win made him Japan's first Olympic swimming gold medalist since Kyoko Iwasaki won the women's 200-meter breaststroke at the 1992 Olympic Games …