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Hungary’s Hosszu wins 100 back; USA’s Baker takes silver

Swimming - Olympics: Day 1

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 06: Katinka Hosszu of Hungary celebrates winning gold and a new world record in the Final of the Women’s 400m Individual Medley on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 6, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

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Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu, having already won a gold medal in the 400 meter individual medley, was pegged by many as the favorite to win gold in the 100 meter backstroke Monday night. Hosszu came through on that promise, winning the race with a time of 58.45 seconds.

Hosszu’s time was three tenths of a second better than that of Kathleen Baker, with the American taking the silver with a time of 58.75 seconds. Appearing in her first Olympic Games Baker, who will be a sophomore at Cal, has her first medal after finishing second in the 100 back at the U.S. Olympic Trials.

WATCH: Hungary’s Hosszu wins gold in 100 meter backstroke

And there will be two swimmers receiving bronze medals in this event, with China’s Fu Yuanhi and Canada’s Kylie Masse both finishing in 58.76 seconds.

American Olivia Smoliga finished the event sixth with a time of 58.95 seconds.