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Mattsson Snags 200 Breast Bronze To Give Finland First Tokyo Medal

At 27 years of age, Finnish swimmer Matti Mattsson notched a new national record en route to taking 200m breast Olympic bronze.

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Only 1 Rio Finalist Will Advance to Women’s 200 Back Semis; Hosszu 20th

Katinka Hosszu, the Rio 2016 Olympic silver medalist in the 200 backstroke, was 20th in prelims and will miss the semifinals.

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

There were some of the closest races we’ve seen this Games on Day 5, topped by the men’s 100 free, 800 free, and women’s 4×200 free relay

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Brits Down European Record In Mixed Medley Relay, Peaty Splits 57.0

Adam Peaty registered the third-fastest 100 breaststroke split of all-time as Great Britain lowered its European Record in the mixed 400 medley relay.

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Tokyo 2020, Europe Day 5: Finland Wins First Olympic Swimming Medal in 25 Years

Matti Mattson (above) broke his Finnish National Record in the 200 breast to win bronze (2:07.13). This is Finland’s first Olympic swimming medal since 1996,

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Dressel Ties Olympic Record, Majerski Joins Sub-51 Club In Men’s 100 Fly

Dressel matched Joseph Schooling’s Olympic Record of 50.39, while the defending champion from Singapore finished well outside the semis in 44th.

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Anastasiia Kirpichnikova Slices Three Seconds Off Russian Record In 800 Free

The 21-year-old clocked 8:18.77 to qualify fifth for the Olympic final and lower her Russian Record of 8:21.86 set in May.

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Anton Chupkov Confirms Impending Retirement: “The Next Goal Is To Enjoy Life”

The two-time world champion told reporters he plans to move on from the sport after finishing fourth in the men’s 200 breaststroke Olympic final.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Day 5 Prelims Live Recap

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.

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Mona McSharry Sets New Irish Senior Record In 200m Breaststroke At Tokyo 2020

McSharry’s time of 2:25.08 knocked almost a full second off the previous record time she set in April of this year.

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#Tokyo2020 Women’s 800 Free Relay: Splits, Subs, and Australia’s Tough Choice

Emma McKeon will definitely be on Australia’s 800 ree relay in the final. But coaches still have one very tough choice to make.

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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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Tokyo 2020, Europe Day 4: Great Britain Comes Within .03 of 4×200 Free WR

Great Britain’s 4×200 free relay broke the European Record set by Russia at the 2009 World Championship. Hungary and Germany joined the European medal table.

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Anna Hopkin Takes Down British Record in Prelims of 100 Free with 52.75

Anna Hopkin took down Francesca Halsall’s 100 free British Record Day 5 Prelims. Hopkin touched third in her heat with a time of 52.79.

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