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Mireia Belmonte wins gold for Spain in women’s 200m butterfly

Mireia Belmonte became Spain’s first female Olympic gold medallist in the pool with victory in the women’s 200m butterfly in Rio.

Belmonte, who won silver at London 2012, finished in two minutes 4.85 seconds, beating Australian Maddie Groves by three hundreths of a second.

World champion Natsumi Hoshi secured Japan’s 11th bronze of these Games.

Hungarian Katinka Hosszu, who has three golds in Rio, withdrew from the heats on Tuesday to focus on other events.(BBC,2016)