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Japan's Keiichi Kimura broke through for his long-awaited maiden Paralympic gold medal Friday at the Tokyo Games, winning the men's 100-meter butterfly S11 class ahead of compatriot Uchu Tomita in a one-two finish for the host nation.

The fastest qualifier for the final, world champion Kimura touched the wall at Tokyo Aquatics Centre in 1 minute, 2.57 seconds, with Tomita 1.02 behind. Brazil's Wendell Belarmino Pereira swam 1:05.20 to take bronze in the race for swimmers who are blind or have very limited sight.

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