18-year-old Chalmers won the race by 22 hundredths of a second.
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Australian teenager Kyle Chalmers scored a fingertip victory in Olympic swimming's glamour race Wednesday as U.S. prodigy Katie Ledecky bagged her third gold of the Rio Games.Chalmers, still only 18, became the first Australian in 48 years to win the 100-meter freestyle, touching first in a blanket finish.The teenager hit the wall in 47.58 seconds, just 22 hundredths ahead of Belgium's Pieter Timmers and American Nathan Adrian, the 2012 Olympic champion, who took the bronze medal.The young Australian's victory came as American Ledecky sealed her third gold medal of the Games, anchoring the United States team home in the 4x200-meter relay.Ledecky has already won the 200-meter and 400-meter freestyle gold medals at these Games.
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