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Russian swimmer Yevgeny Rylov wins Olympic bronze in men’s 200m backstroke

August 12, 5:39 UTC+3
This is the 19th medal for the Russian national team at the Rio Olympics
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RIO DE JANEIRO, August 12. /TASS/. Russian swimmer Yevgeny Rylov has won bronze in men’s 200m backstroke at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Rylov finished in 1:53.97 surpassed by US swimmer Ryan Murphy (1:53.62) and Australia’s Mitch Larkin (1:53.96).

This is the 19th medal for the Russian national team at the Rio Olympics. Russian athletes already won 4 golds, 8 silvers and 7 bronze medals. Rylov is the second Russian swimmer that won an Olympic medal in this discipline, after Arkady Vyatchanin who also earned bronze at the 2008 Olympics.

Rylov was born on 23 September 1996 in the Orenburg Region. He won bronze in men’s 200m backstroke at the 2015 Championship and is a three-time champion of the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics.

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