Ledecky took almost a two-second chunk off her world record, sporting a 3:56.46 at the touch. Ledecky was over a body-length ahead of the world record line and several body lengths ahead of the remainder of her competitors.
Katie Ledecky will swim her first individual event of these games this morning, taking things out in the heats of the 400m freestyle. The world record holder will be looking to enter her first Olympic final in this event.
Multiple world records are expected to go down at night 2 finals, including the 100 fly featuring Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom.
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Katie Ledecky will take to the pool for her first individual event of the Olympic Games; the 400 free.
The Canadians won their first Olympic relay medal in 24 years today in the women’s 4×100 free.
The day has finally arrived, the 2016 Olympic Games will commence in the pool, beginning a week-long mix of triumph and heartbreak depicting the raw emotion of sport displayed exclusively at the Olympics.
Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu will look for her first Olympic medal tonight after narrowly missing the wolrd record this morning in the women’s 400 IM.
Mack Horton called out Sun Yang after this morning’s 400 free heats.
Adam Peaty managed to take a huge chunk off his own world record of 57.92 in the 100m breaststroke with a 57.55 performance. The time makes him a remarkable 0.86-seconds faster than any other swimmer in history in the event.
Thanks to photographer Simone Castrovillari for these swimming images from the 2016 Olympic Games.
Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu will contest the women’s 400 IM this morning, four years after her devastating 4th place finish in London.
See the offical roster for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team.
Can China’s Sun Yang prevent France’s Yannick Agnel from defending his 200m freestyle Olympic gold? Britain’s James Guy and America’s Conor Dwyer may have something to say about it.
Don’t miss a second of our pre-Olympic coverage with this handy central bookmark post, where we’ll link out to our event-by-event previews as they drop and track our medalist predictions as we make them.