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Canada’s MacNeil wins gold in 100m butterfly

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Canadian swimmer Margaret MacNeil won gold in the 100m butterfly at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday. The 21-year-old, who is reigning world champion, turned it on after finishing the first 50 metres in seventh position, touching the wall in 55.59 to win Canada’s first gold medal at the Tokyo Games. She also set an Americas region record in the process. China’s Yufei Zhang missed out on gold by just 0.05 seconds, while Emma McKeon of Australia won bronze thanks to an even smaller margin, 0.01 seconds, over fourth-placed Torri Huske of the US. Sarah Sjoestroem, champion in Rio and world record hold…

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