100-meter backstroke gold medalist Evgeny Rylov of Russia was at it again in the 200, setting a new Olympic record with a 1:53.27.
He is the first non-American to win gold in this event in 6 Games!
Despite his best efforts, 2016 gold medalist Ryan Murphy couldn’t quite get past Rylov, finishing second and snagging a silver medal in 1:54.15. Luke Greenbank of Great Britain takes the bronze in 1:54.72.
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