Carrying on the tradition of success among Japanese breaststrokers, Ippei Watanabe rocked a new Olympic Record in the men’s 200 breast semifinals tonight. Watanabe was the top qualifier for finals, posting a 2:07.22.
Masato Sakai and Tamas Kenderesi announced themselves as the next generation of 200 butterfliers after over a decade of Michael Phelps’ dominance.
Japan’s Ippei Watanabe became the latest 200 breaststroker to rattle the world record, going 2:07.22 in the Rio Olympic semifinals to break the Olympic record and move to #3 all-time.
Schooling hit the wall in 48.27 to lower his previous record of 48.58, which he set at the 2015 Southeast Asian Games.
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Abbey Weitzeil’s huge split on the 4×100 free relay gives a spark of hope to an American medley relay originally projected to take silver.
In men’s water polo, the home team blew out Japan to claim sole possession of the Group A lead on the second day of action.
After getting touched out in the 400 free on day 1, China’s Sun Yang swam to his first gold of these Games, earning the top of the podium in the men’s 200 freestyle.
Fu Yuanhui and Xu Jiayu both set Chinese records in the 100 meter backstroke tonight in two electrifying and surprising finals that put both swimmers on the podium.
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After a poor 400 IM showing Ye Shiwen qualified for the 200 IM semi-finals finishing 7th overall in the prelims.
Absent from the 2012 Olympics, 2008 gold medalist Lin Yue returned to help China wins its 4th-straight gold medal in the men’s 10m Synchronized Platform Diving final.
Japan’s Katsumi Nakamura became the first Japanese man to swim under 48 seconds in the 100 free, setting the new Japanese Record at 47.99.
Rikako Ikee became the first Japanese woman to clock a sub-57-second 100m butterfly.
The tension grows between Mack Horton and Sun Yang, as the Chinese swim team demands an apology for Horton’s ‘malicious’ attack.