Tokyo 2020, Europe Day 7: 1 World Record, 1 European Record, 8 National Records

2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games

Great Britain broke the 4×100 mixed medley relay World Record by about .8 to win gold on day 7 of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. This marked their 4th gold medal of the meet.

Their team of Kathleen Dawson, Adam Peaty, James Guy, and Anna Hopkin touched the wall 1st at 3:37.58 to break the record that was set by China in 2020.

The men’s 100 fly final witnessed multiple other historic swims by the Europeans.

For one, Hungary’s Kristof Milak became the second-fasted performer in history with a time of 49.68 to win silver. This simultaneously broke the European Record and Hungarian National Record.

Milak’s previous best time was 50.18.

All-Time Performances, Men’s 100 Butterfly (LCM)

RANK SWIMMER COUNTRY TIME YEAR
1 Caeleb Dressel USA 49.45 2021
2 Caeleb Dressel USA 49.50 2019
3 Caeleb Dressel USA 49.66 2019
4 Kristof Milak HUN 49.68 2021
5 Caeleb Dressel USA 49.71 2021

In the same race, Switzerland’s Noe Ponti won bronze with a time of 50.74, lowering his Swiss National Record for the 3rd time this meet. He posted a  51.24 in prelims and a 50.76 in the semifinals, both of which outdid the National Record.

Ponti is Switzerland’s first 100 fly Olympic finalist in history and he won the country’s second swimming medal of the Tokyo Games.

Quick Hits

  • Greece’s Kristian Gkolomeev came within .16 of his National Record to place 3rd in the 50 free semifinals (21.60) in a tie with Bruno Fratus of Brazil

Continental and National Records on Day 7

Europe Medals Table After Day 7

Nation Total Medals Gold Silver Bronze
Great Britain 7 4 2 1
ROC 5 2 2 1
Hungary 2 1 1 0
Italy 5 0 2 3
Netherlands 2 0 2 0
Switzerland 2 0 0 2
Finland 1 0 0 1
Germany 1 0 0 1
Ukraine 1 0 0 1

 

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Philip Johnson
1 month ago

Commonwealth nations with 13 golds.

-Of these golds, 3 individual golds for the men and 7 for the women.
-Of the 7 individual golds for the women, five are from Australia.

Asia with 5 golds.

Coach Nico
1 month ago

Bravo, Noè! Unbelievable swim only 24h hours after Jeremy’s bronze medal in the 200 IM. Delivering when it matters most – highest of skill!

Thomas Selig
1 month ago

I wrote a couple of days ago (after the men’s 4×200 free relay I think) that Switzerland were quietly having an excellent meet. Not so quiet anymore! Two bronzes in the last couple of days is excellent reward for a team that seems to be hitting PBs all over the place. Congrats Jeremy and Noe!

Russia are really not having a good meet. Only Rylov and Kolesnikov have really fired for them. Wouldn’t be surprised to see them out of the medals in the men’s medley relay tomorrow.

Philip Johnson
Reply to  Thomas Selig
1 month ago

Russia blew their wad at Euros.

Boknows34
Reply to  Thomas Selig
1 month ago

I think Italy will medal in the Men’s medley relay. They’re having a good week despite no golds. And they still have the 1500 with Paltrinieri