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McKeown wins gold in 100m backstroke, Britain gets 1-2 in 200m free

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British swimmers Tom Dean and Duncan Scott won gold and silver in the 200m freestyle at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday, while Australia’s Kaylee McKeown won the 100m backstroke, setting a new Games record in the process. The Russian Olympic committee (ROC) also got a so-called 1-2 in the 100m backstroke, while American 17-year-old Lydia Jacoby shocked 2016 champion Lilly King to win gold in the women’s 100m breaststroke. Dean, who twice contracted coronavirus last year, clocked 1:44.22, a new British record, to beat teammate Duncan Scott to the wall by just 0.04 seconds. This marks the first ti…

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