They’re the top two seeds for tomorrow’s final where they’re going to have one last final showdown to cap off one of the best rivalries in swimming.
Kyle Chalmers will look to pull off a big upset in the men’s 100 free tonight.
Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte could possibly be setting up their last Olympic showdown of all time in this event. Phelps is the top seed, the three-time defending Olympic champ, Lochte the world record holder, and they’re not alone in the competition.
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Phelps won his heat over Thiago Pereira with what appeared to be an extremely easy 1:58.41. Phelps and Lochte are set up for a potential final showdown in the final tomorrow night assuming they move past the semifinals.
Michael Phelps begins his pursuit for 4 consecutive Olympic titles in the 200 IM this morning.
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.
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The seven swimmers banned from the Russian Olympic team could have a profound effect on the teams medal count.
Japans Rie Kaneto is the only sub-2:20 performer this year, and will look to lead an Olympic final without any Americans.
A vital component of the 2016 Japanese Olympic team, Daiya Seto led a small elite contingency in its stop at the Narwhal Invite in Mesa.
Katinka Hosszu will take on one of the toughest world records on the books in Rio: the women’s 400 IM.
Rikako Ikee had an impressive win in the women’s 100 fly, clocking 57.57.
Cate and Bronte Campbell will compete in the women’s 100 freestyle on day 2 of the Japan Open.