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Sarasota's Emma Weyant wins silver in 400-meter individual medley final at Tokyo Olympics

Japan's Yui Ohashi won the gold. US swimmer Hali Flickinger won bronze.

TOKYO, Japan — Congratulations!

Sarasota's own Emma Weyant, 19, took home the silver medal Sunday morning in the women's 400-meter individual medley. 

She led the way Saturday night with a time of 4:33.55 in the women's 400-meter individual medley — a faster time than the U.S. Olympic trials last month in Omaha, Nebraska, when she clocked 4:33.81, according to the USA Today.

"I'm really happy with my time," she said after Saturday's race. "It's right what I went off of at trials."

The outlet reported Weyant's timing set up her with the top lane position in the final Sunday morning. 

During the final, she finished just behind Japan's Yui Ohashi, who gave Japan its first swimming gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics. 

The United States continued to pile up medals, with Emma Weyant taking silver and Hali Flickinger the bronze. The Americans have earned five of a possible nine medals from the first three swimming finals, including a gold by Chase Kalisz in the men’s 400 individual medley. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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