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Michael Andrew barely misses medal in the 200m IM, China wins gold

Michael Andrew barely misses medal in the 200m IM, China wins gold
Posted at 7:13 PM, Jul 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-30 00:00:10-04

FULL RESULTS

Team USA's 22-year-old Michael Andrew, competing in his first Olympics, finished fifth in the 200-meter individual medley after entering the meet with the top time in the world this year at 1:55.26.

Andrew went 1:57.31 in Tokyo, and after hitting the 150-yard mark with a one-second lead over the field, closed his race over three seconds slower than than China's Wang Shun, who won gold with a clean 1:55.00. For comparison, Andrew's splits were 24.21 on butterfly, 30.30 on backstroke, 32.11 on breaststroke and 30.69 on freestyle; Wang was 24.78/29.00/33.85/27.37.

He was also overtaken by Great Britain's silver medalist Duncan Scott (1:55.28) and Switzerland's bronze medalist Jeremy Desplanches (1:56.17). 

The American previously finished fourth in the 100m breaststroke final earlier this week.