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Bolles Grad Ryan Murphy Wins Silver in Olympic 200 Backstroke Final

Ryan Murphy of the United States swims during a semifinal in the men's 100-meter backstroke at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021.
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Ryan Murphy of the United States swims during a semifinal in the men's 100-meter backstroke at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021.

Ryan Murphy is adding another medal to his Olympic collection.

The Bolles School graduate raced to the silver medal in the men's 200-meter backstroke, his second medal of the Tokyo Olympics, in Thursday night's final.

Clay High School graduate Caeleb Dressel also dominated his own butterfly semifinal to qualify for Friday night's final.

The silver brings Murphy's career medal total to five, most in Northeast Florida history at the Olympics.

Read the rest of this story from WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union.