Zhang Yufei of China celebrates after her win in the women’s 200m butterfly final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan. Photo: Xinhua Zhang Yufei of China celebrates after her win in the women’s 200m butterfly final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan. Photo: Xinhua
Zhang Yufei of China celebrates after her win in the women’s 200m butterfly final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan. Photo: Xinhua

Tokyo Olympics: China’s ‘Butterfly Queen’ Zhang Yufei surprised to be handed freestyle role in world record-breaking relay

  • The 23-year-old, who finished sixth in Rio 2016, says she has gone from being a ‘newborn’ to ‘shouldering responsibility’
  • ‘I didn’t even know how to swim the 200m [freestyle relay],’ says Zhang after surprise gold medal performance

Topic |   Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Zhang Yufei of China celebrates after her win in the women’s 200m butterfly final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan. Photo: Xinhua Zhang Yufei of China celebrates after her win in the women’s 200m butterfly final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan. Photo: Xinhua
Zhang Yufei of China celebrates after her win in the women’s 200m butterfly final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan. Photo: Xinhua
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