Germany`s Marco Koch wins world 200m breaststroke gold

Germany`s Marco Koch won men`s 200m breaststroke gold at the world swimming championships on Friday to deny Hungary`s Daniel Gyurta an historic fourth straight title in the event.

Germany`s Marco Koch wins world 200m breaststroke gold

Kazan: Germany`s Marco Koch won men`s 200m breaststroke gold at the world swimming championships on Friday to deny Hungary`s Daniel Gyurta an historic fourth straight title in the event.

Koch touched the wall at two minutes, 07.76 seconds as Kevin Cordes of the USA took silver at 0.29secs while Gyurta had to settle for bronze at 0.34.

Had Gyurta won gold, the Olympic champion would have joined Ryan Lochte, in the 200m individual medley, and Grant Hackett, in the 1500m, as the only swimmers to have won a single world championship event four times in a row.

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