Fu Yuanhui and Xu Jiayu both set Chinese records in the 100 meter backstroke tonight in two electrifying and surprising finals that put both swimmers on the podium.
Lilly King won a historical battle against Yulia Efimova tonight, adding one more gold to the USA total.
Thanks to Simone Castrovillari for these Olympic swimming photos.
World record watch will be on again tonight in the men’s 100 back.
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Michael Phelps won his record 19th Olympic gold medal as the Americans regained glory in the men’s 400 free relay.
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.
Seventeen-year-old American Kathleen Baker topped the world this morning in the heats of the 100m backstroke. It appeared as though she even shocked herself with a best time of 58.84. That time throws her into the medal hunt if she’s able to repeat in semifinals and finals.
Katie Ledecky will take to the pool for her first individual event of the Olympic Games; the 400 free.
Just eight swimmers have won gold medals after the age of 30. Michael Phelps is one of four athletes with a great shot to join that list this week