Tonight’s finals lineup: the women’s 200 breaststroke, men’s 200 backstroke, women’s 100 freestyle, and the men’s 200 IM.
RSA’s Tatjana Schoenmaker and Kaylene Corbett qualified top 4 into the women’s 200 breast final. The last RSA OLY champ in the pool was in Atlanta 1996.
Ramadan has qualified for an Olympic semi-final mere weeks after hitting the 100 butterfly FINA A cut for the first time.
Yet again, so much emotion and excitement in one session! Here are some of my favorites from the morning of tears and cheers.
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
China’s Zhang Yufei, the top seed by 1.3 seconds with 2:04.89, will race in the final of the women’s 200 fly on Thursday morning in Tokyo.
After anchoring Australia to a world record in the 400 free relay, Cate Campbell will contest her first individual race on Day 5 in the women’s 100 free.
During day 5 prelims, Lilly King (200 breast), Michael Andrew (200 IM), and the US women’s 800 free relay (Sims, Madden, McLaughlin, Forde) won their heats.
South African all-star Tatjana Schoenmaker now holds the Olympic record in both the women’s 100 and 200 meter breaststrokes.
Tatjana Schoenmaker stabilisce il record olimpico nei 200 metri rana femminili mancando il record del mondo di soli 5 centesimi
5° giorno di batterie a Tokyo per le gare di nuoto delle 32° Olimpiadi, in acqua Pellegrini, Razzetti, Restivo, Fangio e 4×200
King and Schoenmaker will battle in the 200 breast after Schoenmaker beat King in the 100 breast. Murphy and Rylov have a similar story in the 200 back.
As Lydia Jacoby upset Lilly King in the women’s 100 BR final, the USA earned 3 bronzes thanks to the 100 Bk efforts of Ryan Murphy and Regan Smith.
Though the Tokyo Aquatic Center was largely empty, Lydia Jacoby’s hometown of Seward, Alaska, was in raptures Monday night when the teen won Olympic gold.
Watch all of the race videos from an exciting third night of swimming in Tokyo.