The women’s 200 butterfly world record has been absolutely untouchable since 2009 but Zhang Yufei has just come closer than anyone else has in over a decade.
Four swimmers, two ties, one swim-off, and one scratch later and the field for the women’s 100 freestyle semifinals was set.
After anchoring Australia to a world record in the 400 free relay, Cate Campbell will contest her first individual race on Day 5 in the women’s 100 free.
In an interview, double Olympic gold medalist Yui Ohashi revealed two major health struggles that have impacted her career: one physical and one mental.
Katie Ledecky still didn’t have a day to dream of in Tokyo, but she got her first gold medal of these Olympic Games out of the way.
Lee Juho notched a band new Koren record of 1:56.77 in the 200 back prelims to qualify 4th overall into the semi-finals.
19-year-old Tomoru Honda of Japan couldn’t contain his big smile after snagging silver in the men’s 200m fly in Tokyo on day 4.
Yui Ohashi has become the latest woman to pull off a seemingly IM-specific feat by winning 2 Olympic gold medals in the same discipline.
It was a perfectly executed race for Great Britain, who had 3 of the 6 fastest splits of the field to win their first gold in this event since 1904
Erika Brown won a swim-off over China’s Wu Qingfeng to claim first alternate status in the women’s 100 free semi-finals.
Siobhan Haughey broke the Asian Records in the women’s 100 free on Day 5 Prelims of the Tokyo Olympics. This come hours after she won silver in the 200 free.
Despite finding herself in an early deficit, Ariarne Titmus was the only swimmer to split sub-29 on the last two 50s en route to winning the women’s 200 free.
Siobhan Haughey won Hong Kong’s first-ever Olympic medal in swimming Wednesday morning in Tokyo, touching the wall 2nd in 1:53.92, a new Asian Record.
18-year-old Hwang Sunwoo of Korea scorched a lifetime best in the men’s 100m free en route to clocking a new Asian Record.
After Kazakhstan’s Vitaly Khudyakov appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, FINA acquiesced and granted a 26th qualification spot for the Olympics.