A gold medal for Canada in the women's 100-metre butterfly

Canada's first gold medal

Canada has won its first gold medal of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Swimmer Margaret Mac Neil swam a strong second length to finish first in the women's 100-metre butterfly in a time of 55.59 seconds.

Zhang Yufei of China was second and Emma McKeon of Australia finished third.

Mac Neil became Canada's first multi-medallist in Tokyo following a silver medal in the women's 4x100 freestyle relay in the first day of finals.

Mac Neil, a senior at the University of Michigan, is also a two-time NCAA champion in freestyle and butterfly.

She'd posted the sixth-fastest semifinal time in the 100-metre butterfly an hour before swimming the second leg of the relay in Tokyo.

-With files from CTV News

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