Yui Ohashi wins her second gold of the Games in the 200 individual medley.

By Matthew Futterman

Yui Ohashi of Japan won her second gold medal of the Tokyo Games in the women’s 200-meter individual medley, finishing in 2:08:52.

Ohashi came on strong in the final 25 meters to overtake Americans Kate Douglass and Alex Walsh by seven one-hundreths of a second.

Walsh finished just ahead of Douglass, her University of Virginia teammate, who won the bronze in 2:09.04.

Katinka Hosszu of Hungary, the defending champion and world- record holder, was in the race, but Hosszu has failed to match her previous form. She finished seventh.

This race was wide-open, especially after top-seeded Kaylee McKeown withdrew from the medley to focus on backstroke events. With Hosszu off, there was no obvious favorite, and the two American teenagers were unproven at the elite international level. They are not anymore, and neither is Ohashi.

Swimming:

Women’s

200m

Individual

Medley

Final

Butterfly

Backstroke

Breaststroke

Freestyle

50m

100m

150m

200m

Total

Gold

Yui Ohashi

Silver

Alex Walsh

Bronze

Kate Douglass

4

Abbie Wood

5

Yu Yiting

6

Sydney Pickrem

7

Katinka Hosszu

8

Alicia Wilson

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