Zhang Yufei of China celebrates after winning the women's 200-meter butterfly final of Tokyo Olympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Center in Tokyo, Japan, July 29, 2021. /CFP
Chinese swimmer Zhang Yufei clinched the gold medal in women's 200-meter butterfly final at Tokyo Olympics on Thursday.
The 23-year-old broke the Olympic record with a time of 2:03.86, ahead of Team USA's Regan Smith (2:05.30) and Hali Flickinger (2:05.65), who finished second and third respectively.
Zhang Yufei of China swims her way to victory in the women's 200-meter butterfly final at Tokyo Olympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Center in Tokyo, Japan, July 29, 2021. /CFP
The victory was Team China's first gold in the pool during the Tokyo Olympics and the second medal for Zhang, who clinched the silver medal in the women's 100-meter butterfly final on July 26.
Currently, Chinese Liu Zige holds the event's world record of 2:01.81 set on October 21, 2009, during the FINA World Cup in Jinan, east China's Shandong Province.
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