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China’s Yufei breaks Olympic record in Tokyo 2020 women’s butterfly

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Yufei Zhang of Team China competes in the Women's 200m Butterfly final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo, Japan on July 29, 2021./Mustafa Yalçın - Anadolu Agency
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Jul 30, 2021 - 07:48 AM

ANKARA (AA) – Chinese swimmer Zhang Yufei broke an Olympic record and won a gold medal in the Tokyo 2020 women’s 200-meter butterfly on Thursday.

Yufei, 23, established the record in 2 minutes, 3.86 seconds, ahead of Americans Regan Smith and Hali Flickinger.

Smith was 1.44 seconds behind Yufei to take silver, while Flickinger was awarded with bronze.

China’s Jiao Liuyang was the previous record holder. The 29-year-old had broken it with a time of 2.04.06 in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

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