After their younger teammates out-swam them, veterans Yulia Efimova (ROC) and Lilly King (USA) have been put on the BR prelims spots for the 400 medley relay.
Last night there were 5 finals and 4 semifinals, which lasted 3.5 hours. A lot happened. Check out the biggest swimming headlines from day 5 here for more.
RSA’s Tatjana Schoenmaker and Kaylene Corbett qualified top 4 into the women’s 200 breast final. The last RSA OLY champ in the pool was in Atlanta 1996.
Kevin Houseman swam 59.79 in the 100 breast LCM to become the No. 14 U.S. performer all-time. He also ranks 7th in the nation this season.
Watch Caeleb Dressel tie another OLY record, this time in the 1FL, during Tokyo 2020 day 6 prelims and Rhyan White/Phoebe bacon go 1-2 in their 2BK heat.
After qualifying second into the women’s 800 FR Olympic final, Katie Grimes has passed Janet Evans as the No. 2 US 15-16 performer all-time.
Didn’t have time to watch day four finals last night live or today before day five? Read on for the biggest swimming headlines from day four of Tokyo 2020.
South African Chad le Clos, the London 2012 Olympic 200 fly champion, placed outside of the event podium for the second Olympics in a row.
Wave II Trials finalist Justina Kozan highlights 2021 Santa Clarita Futures along with 13-yr-old prodigy Kayla Han and versatile Gabriel Jett of Clovis.
During day 5 prelims, Lilly King (200 breast), Michael Andrew (200 IM), and the US women’s 800 free relay (Sims, Madden, McLaughlin, Forde) won their heats.
Watch Ledecky and Sullivan go 1-2 for the USA in the women’s 1500 free final, Team GBR win their 1st men’s 800 free relay Olympic title, and more from day 5.
Germany’s Sarah Kohler became the first Olympic bronze medalist in the women’s 1500 free, now the No. 7 performer all-time at 15:42.91.
Teens USA’s Jacoby and ROC’s Chikunova bested their veteran teammates King and Efimova in the 1BR final. But will the experienced vets keep their relay spots?
As Lydia Jacoby upset Lilly King in the women’s 100 BR final, the USA earned 3 bronzes thanks to the 100 Bk efforts of Ryan Murphy and Regan Smith.