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2016 Rio Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Swimming: August 6-13 Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro…
Michael Phelps wins 200 butterfly gold.
Abbey Weitzeil’s huge split on the 4×100 free relay gives a spark of hope to an American medley relay originally projected to take silver.
The heated grudge-match between Lilly King and Yulia Efimova will take place last night.
Michael Phelps will be competing in the heats of the men’s 200m butterfly shortly after where he’s not exactly the favorite. It looks to be a three man race right now between Phelps and his two rivals: Chad le Clos of South Africa and Laszlo Cseh of Hungary. Both have said their fair share of talk about Phelps making this one of the most anticipated races of the games.
Yulia Efimova and Daria Ustinova will be swimming an event apiece this morning, while Michelle Coleman has scratched the 100 back.
After missing the podium in this race at the 2015 FINA World Championshps, the defending Olympic champions from Team USA will be pushed hard by the Australian in their attempt at 400 medley relay redemption in Rio.
The American quartet will be chasing gold as well as the Chinese World Record of 7:42.08.
Katie Ledecky will attempt to handle Sarah Sjostrom in the 200 free in Rio in a blockbuster showdown between two forces in the sport of swimming.
Swedish Olympic veterans Michelle Coleman and Therese Alshammar battled it out in the women’s 100 free on the final day of the 2016 Swedish Nationals.
Sarah Sjostrom left the field in her wake in the 50 fly finals today, winning the race in a blistering 25.07. Now six-time Olympian Therese Alshammar came in 2nd with a 25.78, the only other swimmer to go sub-26 in the race.
Day 3 of the 2016 Swedish Nationals brought plenty of exciting sprint action, including another win by Sarah Sjostrom in the women’s 50 free.
In the finals of the women’s 200 freestyle, Sjostrom crushed the competition by almost a full two seconds to clench the victory in a time of 1:54.34, the fastest time in the world this year.