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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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.
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)
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.
- 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
- Felix Auboeck broke the Austrian National Record in the 1500 free prelims with a time of 14:51.88 National Record to place 7th
- Italian’s team of Thomas Ceccon, Nicolo Martinenghi, Elena Di Liddo and Federica Pellegrini broke mixed medley relay National Record in finals with a time of 3:39.28 for 4th place
- Italy’s Margherita Panziera, Arianna Castiglioni, Elena Di Liddo, and Federica Pellegrini broke the women’s 4×100 medley relay National Record in prelims to take 4th (3:55.79)
- Kristof Milak of Hungary won silver in the 100 fly by setting a new European Record of, 49.68 ER. His previous best time, the old Hungarian National Record, was 50.18. Now he is the 2nd-fastest performer in history behind Dressel
- Switzerland’s Noe Ponti took .02 off his National Record in the 100 fly from the semifinals to win bronze with a time of 50.74,
- Also in the 100 fly, Poland’s Jakub Majerski set a new National Record of 50.92 to tie for 5th place
- Great Britain’s Kathleen Dawson, Adam Peaty, James Guy, and Anna Hopkin crushed the 4×100 mixed medley relay World Record with a time of 3:37.58 to win gold. They broke the previous record, set by China in 2020, by about .8.
- The Netherlands team of Kira Toussaint, Arno Kamminga, Nyls Korstanje and Femke Heemskerk took down the National Record to place 6th in the 4×100 mixed medley relay (3:41.25)
Europe Medals Table After Day 7