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SwimSwam’s Top 5 Swims of the 2020 Olympic Games: Day 1

SwimSwam brings you the Top 5 races from Day 1 of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, plus the Belly Flop of the Day and the Hot Topic of the Finals

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Korea’s Hwang Sunwoo Blasts 1:44.62 200 Free World Junior Record

Korea’s Hwang Sunwoo looked smooth as silk en route to clocking a new World Junior Record in the men’s 200m freestyle heats in Tokyo.

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Schoenmaker Rips 1:04.82 100 Breast; 5th Fastest Performer All-Time

Tatjana Schoenmaker crushed the fastest 100m breaststroke of her career in the Tokyo heats, nailing a new African continental record in the process.

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Aussies Include Chalmers, Apple In For USA’s Men’s 400 Free Relay Heats

Lineups are out for the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay, one of the most anticipated events on the Olympic swimming schedule.

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Kalisz Takes 400 IM Gold, But About Those Final Times

The Americans went 1-2 in the en’s 400m IM here in Tokyo, led by Chase Kalisz and then Jay Litherland. But what happened with the times?

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Tokyo 2020, Asia Recap Day 1: Ohashi Brightens Up The Day

Get up to speed on the Asian continental highlights from just day one of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, featuring gold medalist Yui Ohashi.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Day 1 Prelims Live Recap

After a trying 2021, Japan’s Daiya Seto will set the tone for the host nation on the opening night of competition in the men’s 400 IM.

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Daiya Seto’s Recap Of His 400 IM: “I Made A Mistake”

Hear what reigning 400m IM world champion Daiya Set of Japan had to say after his 400m IM mishap in the heats here in Tokyo.

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Japan Starting Off Slowly In Crowd-less Venues

Some of Japan’s key athletes are missing their marks on day one of these Games, leaving the question of a home-based advantage in doubt.

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Rikako Ikee Makes 2020 Tokyo Olympic Debut in Women’s 4×100 Free Relay

Rikako Ikee blasts a 53.63 swimming the second leg of Japan’s 4×100 free relay. This is her first international competition since her diagnosis in 2019.

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China Downs Women’s 4×100 Freestyle Relay Asian Record From 2009

The Chinese women managed to break the 2009 national and continental record without the help of their 2 quickest 100 freestylers at the meet.

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2019 World Champion Daiya Seto Misses Out on 400 IM Final on Day 1 in Tokyo

Daiya Seto failed to make it back in the top 8 of the men’s 400 IM at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. He was ranked first in the world from 2019 to 2021.

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Tokyo Day 1 Prelims: Seto And Hosszu Prepare For Battle In The 400 IM

Defending Olympic champion, 2019 World Champion, world record holder, and top seed Katinka Hosszu is back in action at the Olympic Games.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games: Official SwimSwam Preview Index

How many medals will Caeleb Dressel win at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games? SwimSwam’s staff picks all of the races for this summer’s big meet.

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Who Was the Pianist at the #Tokyo2020 Opening Ceremonies?

Japanese jazz pianist Hiromi Uehara performed an energetic piano number during the opening ceremonies, which included playing at times with her elbow.

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