En una carrera espectacular, China logró un nuevo récord mundial en los 4 × 200 libre femenino para llevarse el oro en los Juegos de Tokio 2020.
Last night there were 5 finals and 4 semifinals, which lasted 3.5 hours. A lot happened. Check out the biggest swimming headlines from day 5 here for more.
Just as it happened in 2019, the American women swam quicker than the former world record in the 4×200 free relay but wound up with a silver medal.
There were some of the closest races we’ve seen this Games on Day 5, topped by the men’s 100 free, 800 free, and women’s 4×200 free relay
Watch all the race videos from the day 5 finals session of the Tokyo Olympics including when the entire women’s 4×200 free relay podium beat the World Record
Katie Ledecky swam the fastest split of the morning by 61 hundredths, helping USA overtake Australia for the silver medal.
China and Japan leapfrog Canada and the Russian Olympic Committee on Day 5 to take over at the 4th and 5th positions on the medal table.
The Chinese women accomplished a massive upset in the women’s 4×200 free, snagging an Olympic gold medal as well as a new world record.
Perhaps the race of the Olympics: 2016 Olympic champ Kyle Chalmers takes on 2017/2019 World champ Caeleb Dressel with gold and the world record on the line.
Did you miss Sunday night’s action in Tokyo? Have no fear, SwimSwam has all the biggest swimming headlines from the second Olympic finals session for you.
South African Chad Le Clos finished 16th in the men’s 200 butterfly prelims, escaping an unceremonious elimination by less than a tenth of a second.
Jianjiahe was only about 6 seconds slower than newly minted Olympic record holder Katie Ledecky during the first-ever women’s Olympic 1500 free prelims.
Logrando el segundo mejor tiempo de la historia de 3:56.69, Titmus ha logrado el hito de derrotar a la leyenda Ledecky en el 400 libre olímpico.
Li Bingjie of China raced her way to the podium in the women’s 400m freestyle on day 2 of these Olympic Games.