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Regan Smith wins silver in 200m butterfly

With the help of a late surge, Smith edged teammate Hali Flickinger, who took bronze.
Credit: AP
Regan Smith, of the United States, swims in a women's 200-meter butterfly semifinal at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

TOKYO, Japan — Lakeville's Regan Smith returned to the podium by capturing the silver medal in the 200-meter butterfly at the Tokyo Olympics.

Smith already brought home bronze earlier this week in the women's 100-meter backstroke event.

With the help of a late surge, Smith edged teammate Hali Flickinger, who took bronze. China's Zhang Yufei won gold by setting a new Olympic record with a time of 2:03.86. Smith finished in a time of 2:05.30.

From NBC Olympics: Katie Ledecky captured her first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics and the first ever won by a female swimmer in the 1500m freestyle. Teammate Erica Sullivan closed late to win silver, to Ledecky's elation.