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35 year old becomes oldest swimming champion

Anthony Ervin has capped a remarkable turnaround to become the oldest ever Olympic swimming champion at the age of 35 with victory in the 50m freestyle.
•    The American won joint gold in the same event in 2000 when he was 19 years old but quit the sport aged just 23.
•    US swimmer Anthony Ervin, aged 35, became the oldest swimmer to win an individual Olympic gold medal, after winning the 50-metre freestyle event on Saturday. 
•    The swimmer had earlier won a joint gold medal in the same event 16 years ago in 2000 Sydney Olympics. 
•    Ervin broke Michael Phelps' record who had become the oldest Olympic swimming champion on Tuesday.
•    France’s Florent Manaudou, the defending champion, finished second and just 0.01 seconds behind the 35-year-old veteran, who won in 21.40 seconds in a splash and dash down the pool.
 

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