Rio Olympics Swimming Medal Winners: Who Took the Gold on Day 2

Source: AP
Source: AP

The second day of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro saw 13 swimming events, including four finals in which three countries took home some gold.

Lilly King and Ryan Murphy of the United States won gold medals in the women's 100-meter breaststroke and the men's 100-meter backstroke, respectively. King completed her event in 1:04.90, according to results posted by Google, while Murphy shot to victory in 51.97 seconds.

Lilly King reacts after securing the gold in the 2016 Rio Olympics' women's 100-meter breaststroke event.
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Ryan Murphy pumps his fist after securing the gold in the 2016 Rio Olympics' women's 100-meter backstroke event.
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Meanwhile, Hungary's Katinka Hosszú secured the gold in the women's 100-meter backstroke final, completing in an impressive 58.45 seconds. In the men's 200-meter freestyle, China's Sun Yang proved victorious with a time of 1:44.65.

Hungary's Katinka Hosszú after winning the 2016 Rio Olympic's 100-meter backstroke final.
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China's Sun Yang shows off his gold medal post-victory in the 2016 Rio Olympic's men's 200-meter freestyle event.
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While U.S. swimmer Katie Ledecky shattered her own world record in the women's 400-meter freestyle on Sunday, SB Nation reported, she placed second on Monday night's semifinals for the 200-meter freestyle.

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