Fri. Sep 24th, 2021

2020 Tokyo Summertime Olympic Games

GOLD: Bobby Finke (USA)– 7:41.87
SILVER: Gregorio Paltrinieri (ITA)– 7:42.11
BRONZE: Mykhailo Romanchuk (UKR)– 7:42.33
Florian Wellbrock (GER)– 7:42.68
Jack McLoughlin (AUS)– 7:45.00
Serhii Frolov (UKR)– 7:45.11
Felix Auboeck (AUT)– 7:49.14
Guilherme Costa (BRA)– 7:53.31

Reigning World Champion Gregorio Paltrinieri of Italy took it out quickly from lane 8, turning at 55.15 ahead of Australias Jack McLoughlin and USAs Bobby Finke at the 100. He was a full body up with 1:52.86 at the 200.
At the 600, it was still Romanchuk followed by Wellbrock and Romanchuk, however the middle of the swimming pool switched on the jets over the last 100. At the 750 it was Wellbrock, Paltrinieri and Romanchuk.
With 25 meters left, Bobby Finke made his move. He powered past the field, coming from 5th place to take it house in 26.39 and win the gold medal with 7:41.87. Finke decreased his own American Record, embeded in prelims with 7:42.72, and relocated to # 13 all-time.
ALL-TIME PERFORMERS

World Record: Zhang Lin (CHN)– 7:32.12 (2009 )
Olympic Record: Mykhailo Romanchuk (UKR)– 7:41.28 (2021 )
World Junior Record: Mack Horton (AUS)– 7:45.67 (2013 )
2016 Olympic Champion: N/A
SwimSwam Event Preview– Mens 800 Freestyle

Thursday early mornings session, which includes Day 5s semifinals and finals, will produce 5 brand-new Olympic champs.
The morning will start with the first-ever final of the guyss 800 freestyle, a brand-new Olympic event this year. (The International Olympic Committee added three events to the lineup for the 2020 Olympic Games: the womens 1500 totally free, the guyss 800 totally free, and the mixed 4 × 100 medley relay.) Ukraines Mykhailo Romanchuk took over 1.2 seconds off the Ukraine nationwide record in prelims and established the very first Olympic Record of 7:41.28. He will be chased after on either side, in lanes 5 and 3, by Germanys Florian Wellbrock (7:41.77) and USAs Bobby Finke (7:42.72). The fastest time entering into this occasion came from 2019 World Champion Gregorio Paltrinieri of Italy. He swam 7:47.73 in prelims and qualified 8th for the final.
He owns the second-fastest time in history, 2:06.28, from the Australian Olympic Trials this year. 2016 bronze medalist Anton Chupkov of the Russian Olympic Committee broke the World Record winning this event at 2019 World Championships in 2:06.12. Arno Kamminga (NED), James Wilby (GBR), Nic Fink (USA), and Ryuya Mura (JPN) also have their eye on the gold.
Chinas Zhang Yufei is heavily favored in the womens 200 butterfly final. She was the front runner entering the meet and improved her time in the semis, going 2:04.89 to crack the top-10 list of all-time performers. Americans Hali Flickinger and Regan Smith will be in lanes 5 and 6, while Hungarys Boglarka Kapas will race in lane 3.
The last private race of the morning, and without a doubt the most awaited, is the maless 100 freestyle. The star-studded final will feature international sprint icons Kliment Kolesnikov (ROC), who broke the Olympic Record in the semis with 47.11; Caeleb Dressel (USA), the third-fastest entertainer of all time; protecting Olympic champion Kyle Chalmers (AUS); and the present World Junior Record-holder, David Popovici (ROU).
The early morning will conclude with the last of the womens 4 × 200 freestyle relay. Australias depth in the 200 freestyle is unmatched, and the only concern seems to be by how much they will lower their own World Record.
For a complete preview of this early mornings session (or tonights, for those of us in the Western Hemisphere), click on this link.
Guys 800 Freestyle– Final

1
Zhang Lin (CHN).
7:32.12.
2009.

2.
Oussama Mellouli (TUN).
7:35.27.
2009.

3.
Sun Yang (CHN).
7:38.57.
2011.

4.
Grant Hackett (AUS).
7:38.65.
2005.

5.
Ian Thorpe (AUS).
7:39.16.
2001.

6.
Gregorio Paltrinieri (ITA).
7:39.27.
2019.

7.
Gabriele Detti (ITA).
7:40.77.
2017.

8.
Henrik Christiansen (NOR).
7:41.28.
2019.

9.
Mykhailo Romanchuk (UKR).
7:41.28.
2021.

10.
Wojciech Wojdak (POL).
7:41.73.
2017.

11.
Florian Wellbrock (GER).
7:41.77.
2021.

12.
Ryan Cochrane (CAN).
7:41.86.
2011.

13.
Bobby Finke (USA).
7:41.87.
2021.

World Record: Liu Zige (CHN)– 2:01.81 (2009 ).
Olympic Record: Jiao Liuyang (CHN)– 2:04.06 (2012 ).
World Junior Record: Suzuka Hasegawa (JPN)– 2:06.29 (2017 ).
2016 Olympic Champion: Mireia Belmonte Garcia (ESP)– 2:04.85.
SwimSwam Event Preview– Womens 200 Butterfly.

World Record: Anton Chupkov (RUS)– 2:06.12 (2019 ).
Olympic Record: Ippei Watanabe (JPN)– 2:07.22 (2016 ).
World Junior Record: Qin Haiyan (CHN)– 2:07.35 (2017 ).
2016 Olympic Champion: Dmitriy Balandin (KAZ)– 2:07.46.
SwimSwam Event Preview– Mens 200 Breaststroke.

Dressel notched his second-fastest 100 downtime and took down Eamon Sullivans super-suit-era Olympic Record by.03.
Womens 200 Breaststroke– Semifinals.

World Record: Australia (Titmus, Wilson, Throssell, McKeon)– 7:41.50 (2019 ).
Olympic Record: USA (Franklin, Vollmer, Vreeland, Schmitt)– 7:42.92 (2012 ).
World Junior Record: Canada (Sanchez, Oleksiak, Smith, Ruck)– 7:51.47 (2017 ).
2016 Olympic Champion: USA (Schmitt, Smith, DiRado, Ledecky)– 7:43.03.
SwimSwam Event Preview– Womens 4 × 200 Freestyle Relay

GOLD: Zac Stubblety-Cook (AUS)– 2:06.38.
SILVER: Arno Kamminga (NED)– 2:07.01.
BRONZE: Matti Mattson (FIN)– 2:07.13.
Anton Chupkov (ROC)– 2:07.24.
Nic Fink (USA)– 2:07.93.
James Wilby (GBR)– 2:08.19.
Ryuya Mura (JPN)– 2:08.42.
Erik Persson (SWE)– 2:08.88.

GOLD: Caeleb Dressel (USA)– 47.02 OR.
SILVER: Kyle Chalmers (AUS)– 47.08.
BRONZE: Kliment Kolesnikov (ROC)– 47.44.
Maxime Grousset (FRA)– 47.72.
Hwang Sunwoo (KOR)– 47.82.
Alessandro Miressi (ITA)– 47.86.
David Popovici (ROU)– 48.04.
Nandor Nemeth (HUN)– 48.10.

Arno Kamminga of Netherlands set the speed early on, turning under World Record rate at the 50 wall in 28.14. James Wilby of Great Britain was in second location, ahead of Matti Mattson from Finland. Kamminga was still under WR rate at the 100 with 1:00.09. Mattson moved previous Wilby into 2nd location. Also under WR speed, he turned at 1:00.85.
At the 150 wall, Zac Stubblety-Cook of Australia moved into the leading 3, passing Wilby and closing the gap with the leaders.
Stubblety-Cook powered house to make the gold medal and a 2:06.38 Olympic Record. Kamminga touched second in 2:07.01. Mattsons 2:07.13 third-place surface reduced his Finnish record by 1.1 seconds.
Womens 100 Freestyle– Semifinals.

Evgeny Rylov (ROC), 1:54.45.
Luke Greenbank (GBR), 1:54.98.
Ryan Murphy (USA), 1:55.38.
Adam Telegdy (HUN), 1:56.19.
Nicolas Garcia Saiz (ESP), 1:56.35.
Bryce Mefford (USA), 1:56.37.
Radoslaw Kawecki (POL), 1:56.68.
Ryosuke Irie (JPN), 1:56.69.

GOLD: Zhang Yufei (CHN)– 2:03.86 OR.
SILVER: Regan Smith (USA)– 2:05.30.
BRONZE: Hali Flickinger (USA)– 2:05.65.
Boglarka Kapas (HUN)– 2:06.53.
Svetlana Chimrova (ROC)– 2:07.70.
Yu Liyan (CHN)– 2:07.85.
Alys Thomas (GBR)– 2:07.90.
Brianna Throssell (AUS)– 2:09.48.

Emma McKeon (AUS), 52.32.
Siobhan Haughey (HKG), 52.40.
Cate Campbell (AUS), 52.71.
Sarah Sjostrom (SWE), 52.82.
Penny Oleksiak (CAN), 52.86.
Femke Heemskerk (NED), 52.93.
Abbey Weitzeil (USA), 52.99.
Anna Hopkin (GBR), 53.11.

World Record: Ryan Lochte (USA)– 1:54.00 (2011 ).
Olympic Record: Michael Phelps (USA)– 1:54.23 (2008 ).
World Junior Record: Hubert Kos (HUN)– 1:56.99 (2021 ).
2016 Olympic Champion: Michael Phelps (USA)– 1:54.66.
SwimSwam Event Preview– Mens 200 Individual Medley

Mens 200 Breaststroke– Final.

As expected, USAs Caeleb Dressel used his explosive start to get out in front of the field off the block. He had a clear benefit when he took his very first stroke, and he turned.10 ahead of second-place Kliment Kolesnikov of Russia, at the 50. Dressel understood that Kolesnikov and 2016 Olympic gold medalist Kyle Chalmers of Australia would close hard. He handled to get his hand to the wall simply ahead of Chalmers, who got home.26 faster over the second half.
The splits of the leading 3 finishers:.

World Record: Rikke Moller Pedersen (DEN)– 2:19.11 (2013 ).
Olympic Record: Tatjana Schoenmaker (RSA)– 2:19.16 (2021 ).
World Junior Record: Viktoriya Zeynep Gunes (TUR)– 2:19.64 (2015 ).
2016 Olympic Champion: Rie Kaneto (JPN)– 2:20.30.
SwimSwam Event Preview– Womens 200 Breaststroke

Ukraines Mykhailo Romanchuk took over 1.2 seconds off the Ukraine nationwide record in prelims and developed the very first Olympic Record of 7:41.28. 2016 bronze medalist Anton Chupkov of the Russian Olympic Committee broke the World Record winning this event at 2019 World Championships in 2:06.12. Stubblety-Cook powered house to earn the gold medal and a 2:06.38 Olympic Record. Australias Emma McKeon, who set the Olympic Record with 52.13 in warms, won the 2nd semifinal with 52.32 to lead the qualifiers for the final. She brought it house in 32.8 to take down the Olympic Record with 2:03.86.

Siobhan Haughey of Hong Kong led from start to end up in semifinal 1, establishing a new Asian Record with her winning time of 52.40. Frances Marie Wattel was in second place at the 50 wall but fell to 5th at the touch.
Australias Emma McKeon, who set the Olympic Record with 52.13 in heats, won the second semifinal with 52.32 to lead the qualifiers for the last. Excellent Britains Anna Hopkin flipped in 2nd place ahead of USAs Abbey Weitzeil at the midway mark, but Swedens Sarah Sjostrom passed by Hopkin and Weitzeil on the back half to end up second with 52.82. Weizeil touched out Hopkin, 52.99 to 53.11, for 3rd.
Mens 200 Backstroke– Semifinals.

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Males 200 Individual Medley– Semifinals.

World Record: Cesar Cielo (BRA)– 46.91 (2009 ).
Olympic Record: Eamon Sullivan (AUS)– 47.05 (2008 ).
World Junior Record: David Popovici (ROU)– 47.30 (2021 ).
2016 Olympic Champion: Kyle Chalmers (AUS)– 47.58.
SwimSwam Event Preview– Mens 100 Freestyle.

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Womens 4 × 200 Freestyle Relay– Final.

World Record: Aaron Peirsol (USA)– 1:51.92 (2009 ).
Olympic Record: Tyler Clary (USA)– 1:53.41 (2012 ).
World Junior Record: Kliment Kolesnikov (RUS)– 1:55.14 (2017 ).
2016 Olympic Champion: Ryan Murphy (USA)– 1:53.62.
SwimSwam Event Preview– Mens 200 Backstroke.

Reigning World Champion Evgeny Rylov of the Russian Olympic Committee, who won gold in the 100 back here in Tokyo, scored a wire-to-wire triumph in the very first semifinal of the mens 200 back. Hungarys Adam Telegdy moved into second place at the 150 and held on to touch second behind Rylov at the finish.
Terrific Britains Luke Greenbank, who had actually led the warms into semis, took it out early and turned ahead of Keita Sunama of Japan and USAs Ryan Murphy at the 50. Green led at the 100, with Murphy and Spains Nicolas Garcia Saiz routing. Murphys American teammate Bryce Mefford moved into third place at the 150 wall. At the touch it was Greenbank (1:54.98), Murphy (1:55.38), Garcia (1:56.35), and Mefford (1:56.37).
Womens 200 Butterfly– Final.

Dressel 22.39/ 24.63.
Chalmers 22.71/ 24.37.
Kolesnikov 22.49/ 24.95.

Chinas Zhang Yufei dominated the ladiess 200 butterfly in heats and semis, where she was the fastest qualifier for the next round, initially with 2:07.50, then with 2:04.89. In the final, she was untouchable, leading by a body length with running times of 26.92, 58.29, and 1:31.03 at the 50/100/150 walls. She brought it home in 32.8 to remove the Olympic Record with 2:03.86.
Americans Regan Smith and Hali Flickinger traded leads however remained in 2nd and 3rd place behind Zhang throughout the race. Flickinger had led Smith in the silver medal race, but Smith came house with the fastest final 50 in the field, 32.10.
This marks the 2nd podium surface for each of the 3 medalists. Earlier today, Zhang made a silver in the 100 fly. Smith and Flickinger both won bronze medals– in the 100 back and 400 IM, respectively.
Mens 100 Freestyle– Final.

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