2020 TOKYO SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES
- When: Pool swimming: Saturday, July 24 – Sunday, August 1, 2021
- Open Water swimming: Wednesday, August 4 – Thursday, August 5, 2021
- Where: Olympic Aquatics Centre / Tokyo, Japan
- Heats: 7 PM / Semifinals & Finals: 10:30 AM (Local time)
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- Day 2 Finals Live Recap
Europe scored four medals on day two of the Tokyo Olympics and three of them came in the men’s 100 breaststroke final.
Adam Peaty became the first British swimmer to ever defend an Olympic title by winning the men’s 100 breast with a time of 57.37.
In 2016, Peaty won the race with a significant lead of 1.56 seconds over 2nd place finisher Cameron Van Der Burgh of South Africa. Peaty posted a 57.17 in that race.
On day 2 of the Tokyo Olympics, he came within half a second of his World Record from 2019 but only had a .63 lead over the field.
Martinenghi and Kamminga both broke National Records in the semifinals, and Martinenghi was just .05 off his National Record and Kamminga came within .20 of his National Record.
The 100 breast was Peaty’s only individual Olympic medal in 2016, alongside a silver medal in the men’s 400 medley relay.
Europe’s 4th Olympic medal of the day came in the men’s 400 free relay where Italy took 2nd place with a National Record time of 3:10.11, crushing the previous record from prelims set by the three of the same men who swam it in prelims by .18.
- Italy won their first-ever Olympic medal in the 400 free relay. Their finals team of Alessandro Miressi, Thomas Ceccon, Lorenzo Zazzeri, and Manuel Frigo won silver with a National Record-setting time of (3:10.11).
- In prelims, Italy’s team of Miressi, Santo Condorelli, Zazzeri, and Frigo set the National Record with a time of 3:10.29. Miressi led-off the relay with a time of 47.46 to come within .01 of his Italian National Record.
- In the women’s 100 breast, Mona McSharry became Ireland’s first woman to make an Olympic final since 1996. She placed 8th with a time of 1:06.59, about .30 off of her Irish National Record set earlier this year.
Continental and National Records on Day 2
- Anastasia Gorbenko broke the 100 back National Record with a time of 59.30 to place 8th in semifinals
- 19-year-old Isabel Gose broke the German National Record in the 400 free prelims race with a time of 4:03.21, taking down Sarah Kohler’s record from 2017 by about .7.
- Italy’s men’s 400 free relay of Miressi, Condorelli, Zazzeri, and Frigo set a National Record with a time of (3:10.29) to be the fastest team in prelims and they smashed it again in finals (3:10.11)
Europe Medal Table Through Day 2