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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Italy’s Federica Pellegrini sealed her status as an Olympic icon even further by making the women’s 200m free final in Tokyo.
We saw youngsters step up on Day 3, including 17-year-old Lydia Jacoby, 16-year-old David Popovici, and Aussie superstar Kaylee Mckeown
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.
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.
With Hosszu dropping the event, there were only 16 swimmers contesting the women’s 200 fly prelims on Day 4 in Tokyo.
Kaylee McKeown blew away the competition in the women’s 100 backstroke, putting up the 2nd fastest time in history for Olympic gold.
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.
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.
Russia’s Evgeny Rylov took the men’s 100m backstroke gold here in Tokyo, registering a new European Record in the process.