By John Lohn
MELBOURNE, Australia, March 28. BRENDAN Hansen, the defending champion and world-record holder in the 200 breaststroke, has been scratched from the event after falling ill last night after the final of the 50 breast. Hansen became sick on bus ride back to the team hotel.
Team USA physican Ken Haller spent much of the night attending to Hansen, who has been diagnosed with a virus. Haller indicated that Hansen could be recovered in time to compete in the 400 medley relay on the final night of competition.