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Aussie swimmer McKeown breaks Olympic record to win women's 100m backstroke at Tokyo 2020

Xinhua | Updated: 2021-07-27 10:33
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Kaylee McKeown of Australia waves after winning the final of the women's 100m backstroke at Tokyo Olympics, July 27, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. [Photo/Agencies]

TOKYO - Australian swimmer Kaylee McKeown claim the women's 100m backstroke gold in an Olympic record time of 57.47 seconds at the Tokyo Olympic Games here on Tuesday.

The result was 0.02 seconds behind her own world record, but enough for her to beat second-placed Kylie Masse of Canada, who finished in 57.72 seconds.

The bronze went to 19-year-old Regan Smith of the United States. 

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