Maya DiRado won her first individual gold medal of the Rio Olympics, upsetting heavy favorite Katinka Hosszu of Hungary. DiRado, making her Olympic debut in Rio with Team USA, won a bronze and a silver medal behind DiRado earlier this week in each of the individual medleys.
DiRado raced to two minutes, 5.99 seconds, out-touching Hosszu by 0.06 seconds. Hosszu, known as the Iron Lady, added the only silver to her collection of three Rio gold medals. Canada’s Hilary Caldwell took the bronze with a time of 2:07.54 seconds.
Missy Franklin, who set a world record on her way to winning gold in this event in 2012, did not qualify for the final. Neither did 2015 world champion Emily Seebohm.
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