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August 19, 2004
From the Olympic pool

Pieter Van Den Hoogenband of the Netherlands raises his arms in triumph after winning the men's swimming 100 metre freestyle final at the Main Pool at the Olympic Sports Complex Aquatic Centre in Athens.

The Dutchman won the race in 48.17 seconds, just outside his world record of 47.84 seconds.

South Africa's Roland Schoeman took silver and Australian Ian Thorpe won the bronze.

Photographs: Getty Images

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