Russian Swimmer Yevgeny Rylov Wins Gold In 100m Backstroke At Tokyo Olympic Games

TOKYO (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 27th July, 2021) For the first time in 25 years, Russia's Yevgeny Rylov won the Olympic gold medal in swimming for the Russian national team, defeating others in the 100-meter backstroke at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Rylov swam the distance in 51.98 seconds, setting a European record.

Russia's Kliment Kolesnikov (52.00) won silver. American Ryan Murphy (52.19) took bronze.