Norwegian wins men's 100m breaststroke


SHANGHAI (AP): Norway's Alexander Dale Oen gave his home country something to smile about briefly in the fallout from the bombing and youth camp shooting spree that killed 93 people, winning gold in the men's 100-metre breaststroke at the world swimming championships.

Dale Oen finished in a time of 58.71 seconds, with Italy's Fabio Scozzoli taking silver in 59.42 and Cameron van der Burgh of South Africa winning the bronze in 59.49.

After his win, as the camera caught him checking his time on the scoreboard, Dale Oen pointed to the Norwegian flag on his cap.

He later said "we need to stay together now in Norway and we here just need to try to do the best we can."

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