“I hope I will break the world records.”
American swimmer Ryan Murphy won Olympic gold in Monday’s men’s 100-meter backstroke.
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Murphy pulled ahead in the final moments of the race, touching the wall with a time of 51.97 seconds.
China's Jiayu Xu took the silver medal with a time of 52.31, and the USA's David Plummer took the bronze at 52.40.
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It was an Olympic record for the 21-year-old, who is at the games for the first time.
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