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Phelps wins in final Olympic appearance

Phelps wins in final Olympic appearance

LONDON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Michael Phelps ended an Olympic career like none other Saturday, winning on the biggest sporting stage of all for the 18th time.
Olympic Medal: M Swim 400 Medley Relay

Olympic Medal: M Swim 400 Medley Relay

LONDON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The United States won the Olympic gold medal Saturday in the men's 400-meter medley relay, the final race in the career of swimmer Michael Phelps.

Olympic Medal: M Swim 100 Breast

LONDON, July 29 (UPI) -- Cameron van der Burgh of South Africa won the Olympic gold medal Sunday in the men's 100-meter breaststroke.

Weltz, Burkle surprise at U.S. swim trials

OMAHA, June 29 (UPI) -- Scott Weltz and Clark Burckle surprised the favorites Friday and made the U.S. Olympic swimming team in the 200-meter breaststroke.

Phelps edges Lochte in 200-meter freestyle

OMAHA, June 27 (UPI) -- Michael Phelps edged rival Ryan Lochte to win the 200-meter freestyle Wednesday and even their duel at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials.
Olympic Medal: M Swim Medley Relay

Olympic Medal: M Swim Medley Relay

BEIJING, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- The United States, with Michael Phelps swimming the butterfly leg, won the Olympic gold medal Sunday in the 400-meter medley relay in Beijing.
Olympic Medal: M Swim 100 Breast

Olympic Medal: M Swim 100 Breast

BEIJING, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Kosuke Kitajima of Japan won the Olympic gold medal Monday in the men's 100-meter breaststroke in Beijing.

Hoff wins again in Olympic Swim trials

OMAHA, June 30 (UPI) -- Katie Hoff continued to shine at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials Monday by winning the women's 400-meter freestyle.

Hansen wins gold in 100-meter breaststroke

MONTREAL, July 26 (UPI) -- Brendan Hansen won the gold medal in the 100-meter breaststroke at the World Swimming Championships Monday, with Kosuke Kitajima taking silver.

American women shatter swimming record

ATHENS, Greece, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- The United States women's 800-meter relay team broke a 17-year-old world record Wednesday night in winning an Olympic gold medal.

American women shatter world swim record

ATHENS, Greece, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- The United States women's 800-meter relay team broke a 17-year-old world record Wednesday night in winning an Olympic gold medal.

Olympic Medal: Men's 200 Breaststroke

ATHENS, Greece, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Olympic medal winners in the men's 200 breaststroke:

Olympic Medal: Men's 100 Breaststroke

ATHENS, Greece, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Olympic medal winners in the men's 100 breaststroke:

Phelps qualifies for 200 freestyle final

LONG BEACH, Calif., July 8 (UPI) -- Michael Phelps easily qualified for the finals Thursday night in the 200-meter freestyle as he continued his bid for Olympic history.
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Brendan Hansen
American swimmer Brendan Hansen swims his heat in the men's 100-meter breaststroke races at the XI FINA World Championships in Montreal, Canada on July 24, 2005. Hansen qualified for the finals with a time of 59.84 seconds (UPI Photo / Grace Chiu)
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Brendan Joseph Hansen (born August 15, 1981 in Havertown, Pennsylvania) is an American swimmer who specializes in the breaststroke. He is a four-time Olympic medalist and multiple record holder. He attended Haverford Senior High School in Haverford, PA.

Brendan Hansen grew up in Havertown, PA, a suburb about 10 minutes away from Philadelphia. He swam at many different clubs, some including Karakung Swim Club and Lower Merion Aquatic Club. His main strokes are breaststroke and freestyle. Despite setting the world record in the 100 and 200 meter breaststroke at the 2004 U.S. Olympic trials, he did not manage to win a gold medal in either event at the 2004 Summer Olympics, as he settled for silver in the 100 and bronze in the 200. He would win a gold in those games for his role in the world-record setting 4 x 100 medley relay. His split on the relay turned out to be one of the fastest in history.

At the 2005 World Aquatics Championships, Hansen won gold in the same three events that he participated in at the 2004 Olympics.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Brendan Hansen."
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