Created: July 29, 2021 04:14 PM
(KSTP) - Swimmer and Lakeville native Regan Smith has won a silver medal in the 200-meter butterfly at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
China claimed its first gold medal at the Olympic pool, as Zhang Yufei turned in a dominating performance to win the women's 200-meter butterfly with an Olympic-record time of 2 minutes, 3.86 seconds. She was more than a body length ahead of the pair of Americans, Regan Smith and Hali Flickinger.
The U.S. swimmers dueled back and forth for the silver, with Smith pulling ahead at the end to touch in 2:05.30. Flickinger earned the bronze in 2:05.65.
This is Smith's second medal in these Olympics, as she previously won a bronze medal in the 100-meter backstroke two days prior.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.
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