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Ryan Murphy lost the second of his Rio backstroke titles to Russian Evgeny Rylov at the 2020 Olympics on Friday and the U.S. swimmer then suggested doping had played a part in his demise as events took an acrimonious turn at the Tokyo pool.

The celebratory mood after another morning of memorable racing at Tokyo Aquatics Centre changed after Murphy relinquished the 200-meter backstroke crown, as Rylov, who also won the 100, touched first in an Olympic record.

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