China's Zhang Yufei Wins Butterfly Gold
Muhammad Rameez 2 months ago Thu 29th July 2021 | 10:01 AM
Tokyo, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 29th Jul, 2021 ) :China's Zhang Yufei proved untouchable in the women's Olymic 200m butterfly final Thursday, blasting to the gold medal in the third fastest time ever.
The 23-year-old has been in red-hot form this year and hit the wall in a new Olympic record time of 2mins 03.86sec ahead of American Regan Smith (2:05.30) and team-mate Hali Flickinger (2:06.65).
Zhang, a sprint free and fly specialist, had been one of only two women to crack 2:06.
Flickinger, who took silver at the 2019 World Championships, was Zhang's closest challenger going into the last length but she was unable to close the gap and was pipped to silver by Smith at the end.
Zhang will hope to claim her third individual medal in the 50m freestyle, which starts on Friday.