At 27 years of age, Finnish swimmer Matti Mattsson notched a new national record en route to taking 200m breast Olympic bronze.
Katinka Hosszu, the Rio 2016 Olympic silver medalist in the 200 backstroke, was 20th in prelims and will miss the semifinals.
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
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.
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,
Dressel matched Joseph Schooling’s Olympic Record of 50.39, while the defending champion from Singapore finished well outside the semis in 44th.
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.
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.
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.
McSharry’s time of 2:25.08 knocked almost a full second off the previous record time she set in April of this year.
Emma McKeon will definitely be on Australia’s 800 ree relay in the final. But coaches still have one very tough choice to make.
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.
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.
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.