Canadian swimmer Macneil wins women's 100m butterfly gold at Tokyo Olympics

Margaret MacNeil of Canada celebrates after winning the gold medal (Pix: REUTERS/Marko Djurica)
26/07/2021 10:53 AM

TOKYO, July 26 -- 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, Xinhua reported.

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.