"The first medal won by our countryman was in the 50-meters butterfly race. His time of 22.69 seconds is the new national record. In addition, Hovorov demonstrated the best result in the competition and became the first in swimmer in the world to wear textile shorts," the press service noted.
Hovorov also won the gold medal in the 50- meter freestyle. His final result of 21.93 seconds beat Olympic champion Florent Manaudou from France.
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