The Russian finished with an Olympic record.

The result was 1 minute 53.27 seconds.

The second place was taken by the American Ryan Murphy, and the top three was closed by the Briton Luke Greenbank. 

Thus, Rylov became a two-time champion of Tokyo 2020.

Prior to that, he won in the 100 meters.

Earlier, Tatyana Skunmaker won the Olympic gold medal in the 200m breaststroke with a world record.