South Africa’s Tatjana Schoenmaker will try to dethrone defending champion Lilly King (USA) in the women’s 100 breast final on Tuesday morning.
17-year-old Lydia Jacoby rose to the challenge, ripping a time good enough for gold, as well as a U.S. National Age Group Record.
Swimming out of lane 8 no less, Scheffer clocked a 1:44.66 to win the Bronze medal in the men’s 200 free.
Tom Dean broke the British Record in the men’s 200 freestyle final to become the country’s first-ever Olympic medalist in the event.
Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 rang through the speakers as Evgeny Rylov accepted his gold medal for winning the men’s 100 back on Day 3.
Tatjana Schoenmaker’s 100 breaststroke silver is the first Olympic swimming medal for a South African women in 21 years.
Russia’s Evgeny Rylov took the men’s 100m backstroke gold here in Tokyo, registering a new European Record in the process.
Evgeny Rylov became the first Russia to win Olympic gold in the pool in 25 years when he topped the men’s 100 backstroke final in a European Record of 51.98.
Kaylee McKeown blew away the competition in the women’s 100 backstroke, putting up the 2nd fastest time in history for Olympic gold.
Brazil’s Fernando Scheffer broke the Brazilian and South American Records in the 200 freestyle with a 1:44.66 in the final of the men’s 200 freestyle.
16-year-old phenom David Popovici finished in 4th place in the men’s 200m free at the Olympic Games, registering a new European Junor Record.
Alia Atkinson told The Jamaica Observer that she is contemplating wrapping up her swimming career at the end of the year.