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“It’s probably the biggest day of my life because ever since I started taking part in the world championships in 2003, I’ve tried to catch (Kitajima) and now I’ve succeeded,” Gyurta said.

Earlier, Kitajima was fourth in the 100 breast.

“We had a good, exciting race,” he said in a barely audible voice. “Having all these younger swimmers come up will motivate me and challenge me for the Olympics.”