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#Tokyo2020 Cheat Sheet Day 4: Katie Ledecky Gets Her 1st Gold in Her 3rd Event

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.

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Tokyo 2020 Day 5 Prelims All-Star: Lee Juho Goes From 21st-4th In 2 Back Heats

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.

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Tokyo 2020, Asia Recap Day 4: 19-Yr-Old Tomoru Honda Scores 200 Fly Silver

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.

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Yui Ohashi Becomes 7th Straight Women’s 200/400 IM Olympic Champion

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.

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SwimSwam’s Top 5 Swims of the #Tokyo2020 Olympic Games: Day 4

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

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Kromowidjojo Withdraws From 100 Free, Brown Claims First Alternate In Swim-Off

Erika Brown won a swim-off over China’s Wu Qingfeng to claim first alternate status in the women’s 100 free semi-finals.

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Siobhan Haughey Breaks Asian Records; 52.70 in Prelims of 100 Free

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.

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Visualizing The Splits In The Epic Women’s 200 Freestyle Final

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.

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Siobhan Haughey Wins Hong Kong’s First-Ever Olympic Swimming Medal in 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.

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Hwang Sunwoo Continues Standout Olympics With 47.56 100 Free 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.

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FINA Grants Additional Open Water Marathon Swim Qualifying Spot for Olympics

After Kazakhstan’s Vitaly Khudyakov appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, FINA acquiesced and granted a 26th qualification spot for the Olympics.

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Tokyo 2020, Asia Recap Day 3: Daiya Seto Has One Final Chance

Out of the 400m IM final, out of the 200m fly final, Japan’s Daiya Seto looks to the 200 IM to finally make his mark here in Tokyo.

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Hwang Sunwoo Dips Under 48 Seconds To Lower Korean Record In Men’s 100 Free

The 18-year-old becomes the first South Korean to break 48 seconds in the men’s 100 freestyle.

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Overreacting: Former Olympic Champion Le Clos Barely Sneaks Into 200 Fly Semis

South African Chad Le Clos finished 16th in the men’s 200 butterfly prelims, escaping an unceremonious elimination by less than a tenth of a second.

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Wang Jianjiahe Advances In 2nd To 1500 Free Final With 15:41.49 Asian Record

Jianjiahe was only about 6 seconds slower than newly minted Olympic record holder Katie Ledecky during the first-ever women’s Olympic 1500 free prelims.

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