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Canada's MacNeil stuns Sjostrom in women's 100 butterfly

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Canada's MacNeil stuns Sjostrom in women's 100 butterfly
Swimming - 18th FINA World Swimming Championships - Women's 100m Butterfly Final - Nambu University Municipal Aquatics Center, Gwangju, South Korea - July 22, 2019. Margaret MacNeil of Canada after event. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth   -   Copyright  STEFAN WERMUTH(Reuters)
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GWANGJU, South Korea (Reuters) – Canada’s Margaret MacNeil won the women’s 100 metres butterfly world crown in Gwangju on Monday to deny Sarah Sjostrom a fifth title in the event.

The Swede was on world record course at the halfway point but was overhauled by MacNeil, who touched home in 55.83 ahead of Sjostrom (56.22) and Australia’s Emma McKeon (56.61)

(Reporting by Peter Rutherford; Additional reporting by Joori Roh; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky)

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