China's Zhang shatters Olympic record to win women's 200m butterfly gold

Source: Xinhua
29/07/2021 12:24 PM

TOKYO, July 29 -- China's Zhang Yufei clinched the gold medal in the women's 200m butterfly at the Olympics here on Thursday, Xinhua reported.

Zhang, led the field right from the beginning, clocked two minutes and 03.86 seconds for the gold and sliced 0.2 seconds off the Olympic record created by compatriot Jiao Liuyang at London 2012.

This is the second medal for the 23-year-old, who claimed a silver from the 100m butterfly competition earlier this week.

Americans Regan Smith (2:05.30) and Hali Flickinger (2:05.65) took silver and bronze respectively.