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Swimmer Ryan Murphy Just Made His Childhood Dreams Come True

"I hope I will break the world records."

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Murphy pulled ahead in the final moments of the race, touching the wall with a time of 51.97 seconds.

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China's Jiayu Xu took the silver medal with a time of 52.31, and the USA's David Plummer took the bronze at 52.40.


Victory was a dream come true: specifically, a dream he wrote down as a young child.

Ryan Murphy wrote this when he was a young boy. Ryan, this isn't the end - it's just the beginning! #Rio2016

"I hope my swimming life continues and I become an Olympian when I grow up. I hope I will break the world records. I want to be the best swimmer in the world. THE END!!!!!

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Claudia Koerner is a national reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.

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