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Tetsuo Hamuro, who won the men’s 200-meter breaststroke gold medal at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, died on Sunday night.

He was 88. Hamuro equaled the 200 breaststroke world record at the national collegiate championships in 1935 before going on to win the gold medal in the Berlin Games.

After retiring from swimming, Fukuoka-born Hamuro worked as a sports reporter for the Mainichi Shimbun.

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