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Olympic Sports: Gibson claims Historic Gold Medal

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posted on Jul, 23 2003 @ 06:31 PM
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James Gibson claimed Great Britain's first World Championships gold medal in 28 years on Wednesday night, but reckons he had the race won in his head long before hitting the water.

Gibson provided absolute supremacy by winning the 50 metres breaststroke title just 24 hours after smashing the championship record in the heats.

"I feel fantastic - they had to come out and to beat me today and I made sure in my head that they wouldn't do it," said Gibson.

As it was, his winning time in the final of 27.56 seconds was only 0.10secs slower than the new mark he had set on Tuesday night.

Gibson, 23, surged home a clear winner, beating world record holder Oleg Lisogor of the Ukraine into second place, who clocked 27.74 while Mihaly Flaskay took bronze for Hungary in 27.79.




 
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