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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The final night of pool swimming competition wrapped up in Tokyo with the US and Australia sweeping the gold medals for the session.
American Caeleb Dressel was responsible for two of those gold medals, winning the men’s 50 freestyle and teaming up with Ryan Murphy, Michael Andrew, and Zach Apple to claim the top spot in the 4×100 medley relay.
Dressel’s Florida teammate Bobby Finke also claimed gold, swimming to victory in the men’s 1500 freestyle, his second win of the meet.
The US women also won a silver medal on the women’s 4×100 medley relay to round out the country’s medal total with 30. Although the US did not win as many medals as they did in Rio, the team still led the swimming medal count by 10 medals over Australia.
Australia saw both of its victories on the women’s side as Emma McKeon won the women’s 50 freestyle in an Olympic record time, and the women’s 4×100 medley relay finished first ahead of the US. For McKeon, her victories give her a total of 7 medals for the Tokyo Olympics, tying her for the most medals ever won by a woman at an Olympics in history.
The aforementioned Dressel led all men at the competition with a total of 5 medals, all of which were gold.
Denmark earned its first medal of the competition via Pernille Blume’s 3rd place finish in the 50 freestyle, as did Sweden with Sara Sjostrom’s second place finish.
Day 8 Medal Table:
|People’s Republic of China||6||3||2||1|
|Hong Kong, China||2||0||2||0|
2016 Day 8 Medal Table: