Olympic Results Digest: All The Medalists & Records Set In The Pool In Tokyo


The pool swimming competition was the first of the five aquatic disciplines to wrap up at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, and we’ve compiled a quick reference guide for you to get all of the information you need from the meet in once place.

Below you can find all of the medalists in each event during the swimming competition, with results to the full results summary linked to each event name.

Men’s Events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men’s 50m Freestyle Caeleb Dressel (USA), 21.07 OR Florent Manaudou (FRA), 21.55 Bruno Fratus (BRA), 21.57
Men’s 100m Freestyle Caeleb Dressel (USA), 47.02 OR Kyle Chalmers (AUS), 47.08 Kliment Kolesnikov (ROC), 47.44
Men’s 200m Freestyle Tom Dean (GBR), 1:44.22 Duncan Scott (GBR), 1:44.26 Fernando Scheffer (BRA), 1:44.66 SA
Men’s 400m Freestyle Ahmed Hafnaoui (TUN), 3:43.36 Jack McLoughlin (AUS), 3:43.52 Kieran Smith (USA), 3:43.94
Men’s 800m Freestyle Bobby Finke (USA), 7:41.87 Gregorio Paltrinieri (ITA), 7:42.11 Mykhailo Romanchuk (UKR), 7:42.33
Men’s 1500m Freestyle Bobby Finke (USA), 14:39.65 Mykhailo Romanchuk (UKR), 14:40.66 Florian Wellbrock (GER), 14:40.91
Men’s 100m Backstroke Evgeny Rylov (ROC), 51.98 ER Kliment Kolesnikov (ROC), 52.00 Ryan Murphy (USA), 52.19
Men’s 200m Backstroke Evgeny Rylov (ROC), 1:53.27 OR Ryan Murphy (USA), 1:54.15 Luke Greenbank (GBR), 1:54.72
Men’s 100m Breaststroke Adam Peaty (GBR), 57.37 Arno Kamminga (NED), 58.00 Nicolo Martinenghi (ITA), 58.33
Men’s 200m Breaststroke Zac Stubblety-Cook (AUS), 2:06.38 OR Arno Kamminga (NED), 2:07.01 Matti Mattsson (FIN), 2:07.13
Men’s 100m Butterfly Caeleb Dressel (USA), 49.45 WR Kristof Milak (HUN), 49.68 ER Noe Ponti (SUI), 50.74
Men’s 200m Butterfly Kristof Milak (HUN), 1:51.25 OR Tomoru Honda (JPN), 1:53.73 Federico Burdisso (ITA), 1:54.45
Men’s 200m Individual Medley Wang Shun (CHN), 1:55.00 AS Duncan Scott (GBR), 1:55.28 Jeremy Desplanches (SUI), 1:56.17
Men’s 400m Individual Medley Chase Kalisz (USA), 4:09.42 Jay Litherland (USA), 4:10.28 Brendon Smith (AUS), 4:10.38
Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay United States (Caeleb Dressel, Blake Pieroni, Bowe Becker, Zach Apple), 3:08.97 Italy (Alessandro Miressi, Thomas Ceccon, Lorenzo Zazzeri, Manuel Frigo), 3:10.11
Men’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay Great Britain (Tom Dean, James Guy, Matthew Richards, Duncan Scott), 6:58.58 ER ROC (Martin Malyutin, Ivan Girev, Evgeny Rylov, Mikhail Dovgalyuk), 7:01.81
Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay United States (Ryan Murphy, Michael Andrew, Caeleb Dressel, Zach Apple), 3:26.78 WR Great Britain (Luke Greenbank, Adam Peaty, James Guy, Duncan Scott), 3:27.51 ER

Women’s Events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Women’s 50m Freestyle Emma McKeon (AUS), 23.81 OR Sarah Sjostrom (SWE), 24.07 Pernille Blume (DEN), 24.21
Women’s 100m Freestyle Emma McKeon (AUS), 51.96 OR Siobhan Haughey (HKG), 52.27 AS Cate Campbell (AUS), 52.52
Women’s 200m Freestyle Ariarne Titmus (AUS), 1:53.50 OC Siobhan Haughey (HKG), 1:53.92 AS Penny Oleksiak (CAN), 1:54.70
Women’s 400m Freestyle Ariarne Titmus (AUS), 3:56.69 OC Katie Ledecky (USA), 3:57.36 Li Bingjie (CHN), 4:01.08 AS
Women’s 800m Freestyle Katie Ledecky (USA), 8:12.57 Ariarne Titmus (AUS), 8:13.83 OC Simona Quadarella (ITA), 8:18.35
Women’s 1500m Freestyle Katie Ledecky (USA), 15:37.34 Erica Sullivan (USA), 15:41.41 Sarah Kohler (GER), 15:42.91
Women’s 100m Backstroke Kaylee McKeown (AUS), 57.47 OR Kylie Masse (CAN), 57.72 Regan Smith (USA), 58.05
Women’s 200m Backstroke Kaylee McKeown (AUS), 2:04.68 Kylie Masse (CAN), 2:05.42 Emily Seebohm (AUS), 2:06.17
Women’s 100m Breaststroke Lydia Jacoby (USA), 1:04.95 Tatjana Schoenmaker (RSA), 1:05.22 Lilly King (USA), 1:05.54
Women’s 200m Breaststroke Tatjana Schoenmaker (RSA), 2:18.95 WR Lilly King (USA), 2:19.92 Annie Lazor (USA), 2:20.84
Women’s 100m Butterfly Maggie MacNeil (CAN), 55.59 AM Zhang Yufei (CHN), 55.64 Emma McKeon (AUS), 55.72 OC
Women’s 200m Butterfly Zhang Yufei (CHN), 2:03.86 OR Regan Smith (USA), 2:05.30 Hali Flickinger (USA), 2:05.65
Women’s 200m Individual Medley Yui Ohashi (JPN), 2:08.52 Alex Walsh (USA), 2:08.65 Kate Douglass (USA), 2:09.04
Women’s 400m Individual Medley Yui Ohashi (JPN), 4:32.08 Emma Weyant (USA), 4:32.76 Hali Flickinger (USA), 4:34.90
Women’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay Australia (Bronte Campbell, Meg Harris, Emma McKeon, Cate Campbell), 3:29.69 WR Canada (Kayla Sanchez, Maggie MacNeil, Rebecca Smith, Penny Oleksiak), 3:32.78
Women’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay China (Yang Junxuan, Tang Muhan, Zhang Yufei, Li Bingjie), 7:40.33 WR United States (Allison Schmitt, Paige Madden, Katie McLaughlin, Katie Ledecky), 7:40.73 AM
Women’s 4x100m Medley Relay Australia (Kaylee McKeown, Chelsea Hodges, Emma McKeon, Cate Campbell), 3:51.60 OR United States (Regan Smith, Lydia Jacoby, Torri Huske, Abbey Weitzeil), 3:51.73


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Mixed 4x100m Medley Relay Great Britain (Kathleen Dawson, Adam Peaty, James Guy, Anna Hopkin), 3:37.58 WR China (Xu Jiayu, Yan Zibei, Zhang Yufei, Yang Junxuan), 3:38.86
  • WR = World Record
  • OR = Olympic Record
  • AM = Americas Record
  • ER = European Record
  • AS = Asian Record
  • OC = Oceanian Records


Below is a list of all of the world, Olympic and Continental Records broken during the Games.

Note: Crossed out performances indicate that the record was re-broken later in the competition.




Americas Records (North and South America)

Note: “North American Records” aren’t officially kept, though South American Records are. Two SA marks fell in Tokyo at the hands of Fernando Scheffer in the men’s 200m freestyle (1:44.66) and Guilherme Costa in the men’s 800m freestyle (7:46.09).

European Records

Asian Records

Oceanian Records

African Records

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1 year ago
  • Typo… Men’s 100m Butterfly – Kristof Milak (HUN), 1:51.25

Thats a pretty slow 100 fly…

M d e
1 year ago

I think the olympics is becoming a less and less ideal place to swim crazy fast times.

All 3 rounds need to be very fast now, there is no coasting through to the finals for the swimmers at that level.

I think more and more often WRs are going to be set at events like Aus Trials or PSS as we go forwards.

I find it hard to believe Schoenmaker, Zac Stubblety-Cook or McKeown (for example) wouldn’t have been faster in their 200s if not for it being their 3rd fast 200 in 36 hours.

Last edited 1 year ago by M d e
Reply to  M d e
1 year ago

I agree. The races also involve more strategy: the strategy you use to make sure you touch first might not be the same you would use if you were trying to break a world record. At trials, where a lot of standouts have no real competition, they can be a bit more relaxed with their race plan and just go for it which makes it more likely to break records.

1 year ago

great compilation.

Gogo bibi
1 year ago

Another one, would the results be the same if spectators where allowed ?

Reply to  Gogo bibi
1 year ago

I think mostly the same. Maybe Seto could have picked himself up for a medal though.

Gogo bibi
Reply to  Joel
1 year ago

The entire japanese team (Sato..) , they were completely off apart from Ohashi,

1 year ago

Still can’t believe that Santo likely would’ve earned a medal whether he stayed in Canada or went to Italy…

Gogo bibi
Reply to  leisurely1:29
1 year ago

Mr Worldwide , I hope he will be Japanese in Paris

There's no doubt that he's tightening up
1 year ago

An interesting observation: after this Olympics, we now officially have the first two swimmers who, in textile, have swum strictly faster than PVDH’s textile PBs in both the 100 free (47.84) and 200 free (1:44.89).

The two swimmers to achieve this feat, Hwang and Popvici, weren’t even born when PVDH set these times lol.

Note: Agnel tied PVDH’s 100 time (and ofc was faster in the 200). If you allow supersuited times, and upgrade PVDH’s best to the 47.68 he swum at Beijing 2008, only one additional swimmer gets added to this list: Michael Phelps.

Gogo bibi
1 year ago

4th place (the chocolate medal) is the hardest of all, each of the 4th place swimmers in tokyo hadn’t won other individual medals excuding Penny and Wellbroke

Last edited 1 year ago by Gogo bibi
1 year ago

Can we please add the World Junior Record for Mollie “would have beat Ledecky in the 200 free final” O’Callaghan with a 1:55.11 for the 200!?

M d e
Reply to  Sub13
1 year ago

Mollie “Australia rested me from the final so everyone could get bronze medals” o’callaghan

Reply to  M d e
1 year ago

Lol yep. I have blocked that out of my mind.

If they swam her in the final and got gold, she would be the sixth most successful Swimmer of the Games after Emma, Dressel, Katie, Kaylee and Arnie. Insane to think that.

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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