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Park Tae-hwan wins swim event

2008-08-10 08:30

Beijing - Park Tae-hwan of South Korea won the gold medal in the men's 400m freestyle on Sunday, ending Australia's dominance of the event at the Olympics.

Park, the current world champion, finished in 3 minutes, 41.86 seconds. Zhang Lin of China earned his country's first swimming medal of the games, claiming silver in 3:42.78. Larsen Jensen of the United States took the bronze in 3:42.78.

Australian favourite Grant Hackett, who was in the lead, finished sixth.

AP