Tokyo Olympics: Kirkcaldy swimmer Kathleen Dawson misses out on a medal

Kirkcaldy-born Olympian Kathleen Dawson failed to claim a medal in the pool at Tokyo.

Tuesday, 27th July 2021, 10:30 am
Kathleen Dawson competes in the Women's 100m Backstroke (Pic: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

The 23-year-old finished sixth in the final of the Women’s 100m Backstroke.

Australia's Kaylee McKeown took the gold medal, setting a new Olympic record of 57.47secs in the process.

She already holds the world record of 57.45 seconds.

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Canada's Kylie Masse finished in second place with Regan Smith of the USA taking bronze.

Dawson came in on 58.70 seconds.

Despite her disappointment she has another chance of taking a medal when she competes in the medley relay races.

The heats will begin later this week.