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Tokyo Olympics: Canadian swimmer MacNeil wins women's 100m butterfly gold MacNeil
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Tokyo Olympics: Canadian swimmer MacNeil wins women's 100m butterfly gold

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 26 Jul 2021, 09:52 am

Tokyo/UNI/Xinhua: Margaret MacNeil of Canada touched home first in 55.59 seconds to win the women's 100m butterfly gold at the Tokyo Olympic Games here on Monday.

Fresh from winning a silver in women's 4x100m freestyle on Sunday, the 2019 world champion edged China's Zhang Yufei by a close 0.05 seconds to win her maiden Olympic title.

Zhang, finishing first in the semifinals, settled for a silver in 55.64 seconds. Australia's Emma McKeon, who finished 8th at Rio 2016, took a bronze 0.08 seconds further behind.