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Great Britain Shatters History With Men’s 800 Free Relay Gold

The men’s 4x200m freestyle relay broke new ground on a number of historic fronts, as Great Britain took home the gold in a near-world record mark of 6:58.58.

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Sarah Kohler Wins 1st OLY Pool Swimming Medal for Germany Since 2008 in 1500 FR

Germany’s Sarah Kohler became the first Olympic bronze medalist in the women’s 1500 free, now the No. 7 performer all-time at 15:42.91.

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Kristof Milak Has Emergency Suit Change, Breaks Olympic Record in 200 Fly

Kristof Milak won Olympic gold in the men’s 200 fly but was a bit off his world record, having had an equipment malfunction moments before the start.

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Dean & Scott Share Thoughts On Making British Olympic History

Great Britain’s Tom Dean and Duncan Scott went 1-2 in the men’s 200m free, fueling talks of a potential World Record in the men’s 800m free relay.

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Both Tokyo Olympic 100 Breaststroke Champions Were Coached By Women

Female coaches are rare at the top levels of Olympic swimming, but they’re becoming more-and-more common thanks to women like Mel Marshall (above).

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#Tokyo2020 Cheat Sheet for Non Swimmers – Day 3 Recap

17-year old Lydia Jacoby, from Seward, Alaska, dethroned the King in the women’s 100 breaststroke final. She’s the first-ever Olympic swimmer from Alaska.

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Pellegrini Makes History Entering 5th Consecutive 200 Free Olympic Final

Italy’s Federica Pellegrini sealed her status as an Olympic icon even further by making the women’s 200m free final in Tokyo.

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SwimSwam’s Top 5 Swims of the #Tokyo2020 Olympic Games: Day 3

We saw youngsters step up on Day 3, including 17-year-old Lydia Jacoby, 16-year-old David Popovici, and Aussie superstar Kaylee Mckeown

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Romanchuk Leads Record-Filled Olympic Debut In Men’s 800 Freestyle

Eight new national records were set in the men’s 800 free prelims, led by Ukraine’s Mykhailo Romanchuk who sets the inaugural Olympic Record in 7:41.28.

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Tokyo 2020, Europe Day 3: A Finals Session of Historic 1-2 Finishes

Day 3 witnessed the fastest Olympic 100 back final in history where Evgeny Rylov and Kliment Kolesnikov won gold and silver for the Russian Olympic Committee.

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Katinka Hosszu No-Shows Women’s 200 Fly, Only 16 Swimmers Contest Prelims

With Hosszu dropping the event, there were only 16 swimmers contesting the women’s 200 fly prelims on Day 4 in Tokyo.

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Kaylee McKeown Wins Australian Women’s 1st 100 Back Gold in OLY Record Fashion

Kaylee McKeown blew away the competition in the women’s 100 backstroke, putting up the 2nd fastest time in history for Olympic gold.

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Russia Wins First Olympic Pool Gold Since 1996 To Break Legendary U.S. Streak

Evgeny Rylov became the first Russia to win Olympic gold in the pool in 25 years when he topped the men’s 100 backstroke final in a European Record of 51.98.

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Tom Dean Takes Down British 200 Free Record En Route To Historic Olympic Gold

Tom Dean broke the British Record in the men’s 200 freestyle final to become the country’s first-ever Olympic medalist in the event.

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Rylov Takes Down 100 Back European Record En Route To Gold

Russia’s Evgeny Rylov took the men’s 100m backstroke gold here in Tokyo, registering a new European Record in the process.

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