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.
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.
The 18-year-old becomes the first South Korean to break 48 seconds in the men’s 100 freestyle.
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.
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.
Taiwan’s Eddie Wang, Switzerland’s Noe Ponti, and Norway’s Tomoe Hvas all notched new national records during the 200 butterfly heats.
Li Bingjie of China raced her way to the podium in the women’s 400m freestyle on day 2 of these Olympic Games.
China’s Li Bingjie shattered her own Asian Record in the 400 freestyle, posting a time of 4:01.08 to claim a bronze medal in the event.
Ariarne Titmus torches the Aussie and Oceanic women’s 400m freestyle record and hands American Katie Ledecky her first Olympic loss.
27-year-old Renaissance woman Emma McKeon has surged to the wall here in Tokyo for 100m fly bronze, hitting a national record again.
Zhang Yufei has remained cool, calm, and collected throughout the prelims and semis of the 100 butterfly. Will she be able to hold off the field in the final?
During day 2 prelims of these Olympic Games, we saw a World Junior Record go down in the form of Hwang Sunwoo in the men’s 200m freestyle.
Confident American Lilly King will open her 2020 Olympic campaign on Sunday in women’s 100 breaststroke, beginning her quest to defend 2016 gold.
In the first finals session, this 18-year old kid from Tunisia that nobody has heard of won the 400 free and everyone lost their minds.