Gregorio Paltrinieri of Italy met all expectations in tonight’s 1500m freestyle final, becoming Italy’s first Olympic gold medallist in the event in the history of swimming.
In the men’s race, it’s the last farewell to Phelps who will be fighting alongside his American teammates to take down the British in an event they have never lost at the Olympic Games
Both the USA and Canada took rocky roads to get to Rio, but both ultimately delivered better than one could have predicted.
Connor Jaeger threw down an American record of 14:39.48 to win silver and become the first U.S. athlete ever under 14:40.
Michael Phelps will go for one last gold medal tonight in his final career Olympic appearance in the men’s 400 medley relay.
Cate and Bronte Campbell of Australia will get the chance to redeem themselves in the 50m freestyle today after both failing to make the podium in the 100 last night.
2012 Olympic gold medalist and world record holder Sun Yang missed the 1500 free final, finishing 16th in the heats.
The Campbell sisters will look to rebound this morning (or afternoon) in the 50 freestyle after a disappointing 100 freestyle final last night.
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 contest the women’s 400 IM this morning, four years after her devastating 4th place finish in London.
Genevieve Cantin comes into tonight’s final as the top seed in the women’s 200 back.
Italy’s 21-year-old dynamic duo of Gabriele Detti (left) and Gregorio Paltrinieri have rocketed up the world distance rankings since 2012
“I don’t think it’s fair that an entire country can’t go, because there are clean athletes in Russia.”
The men’s 400 freestyle at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games looks like it’ll bring a lot more competition than the field in 2012, with 8 men already under 3:45 this year.