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Minnesota native Regan Smith gets bronze in 100m backstroke

Smith, a native of Lakeville, posted a time of 58.03, edging out fellow American Rhyan White, who finished fourth.
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Regan Smith of the United States waves after her semifinal during the women's 100-meter backstroke at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

TOKYO, Japan — Lakeville native Regan Smith couldn't match her semifinal time in Monday night's women's 100-meter backstroke final, but she still swam her way onto the podium -- earning the bronze medal.

Smith, who was the top qualifier entering the final after setting an Olympic record, finished behind Australia's Kaylee McKeown and Canada's Kylie Masse.

Smith's time of 58.03 edged out fellow American Rhyan White, who finished fourth with a time of 58.43.

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