Russia’s Evgeny Rylov has completed a backstroke sweep at the Tokyo Olympics.
Rylov added the 200-meter backstroke title to his victory in the 100 back, winning with an Olympic-record time of 1 minute, 53.29 seconds.
The silver went to American Ryan Murphy in 1:54.15, while Britain’s Luke Greenbank grabbed the bronze in 1:54.72.
Murphy was a double-gold medalist at the 2016 Rio Games, extending America’s dominance of the backstroke events that went back to 1992.
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Rylov ended the U.S. winning streak with his two golds in Tokyo. Murphy settled for a bronze and silver this time.