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Hansen Fails to Make US Olympic Swimming Team in 200-Meter Breaststroke Event

Former world 200-meter breaststroke record holder Brendan Hansen has failed to make the U.S. Olympic team in the event.

Hansen held the record of 2:08.50 minutes until Japanese rival Kosuke Kitajima smashed it by nearly one second on June 7 (2:07.51).

On Thursday at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Nebraska, Hansen was nearly three seconds slower (2:11.37) than his best time, which remains an American record.

Hansen is on the Olympic team in the 100-meter breaststroke and could qualify in the 400-meter medley relay.

Katie Hoff, who qualified for four individual events and one relay, failed to advance out of the semifinals of the 100-meter freestyle. That ended her bid for as many as eight medals at the Olympics.

Some information for this report was provided by AP.