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Lütolf breaks record to bring home bronze

Remo Lütolf takes the bronze medal and breaks the Swiss record in the 50m breaststroke Keystone

Switzerland's Remo Lütolf has swum a new Swiss record to take the bronze medal in the 50m breaststroke at the European Swimming Championships in Helsinki.

This content was published on July 7, 2000 - 21:43

The 20-year old finished in a time of 27.91 seconds to take third place behind Germany's Mark Warnecke and Ukraine's Oleg Lisogor.

It's the first podium finish by a Swiss man at the European Championships since 1987, when Stefan Volery won bronze in the 50m freestyle.

Lütolf's medal came less than 24 hours after Flavia Rigamonti and Chantal Strasser won gold and silver in the women's 800m freestyle.

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