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)
- Full aquatics schedule
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- Day 6 Finals Heat Sheet
Day 6 began with a bang, as Tatjana Schoenmaker earned a gold medal for South Africa, moving her country from 13th to 8th on the table. Schoenmaker’s gold came with a World Record; she clocked a 2:18.95 in the 200 breast and became the first woman in history to crack the 2:19 barrier.
The United States went 2-3 in the 200 breast, with Lilly King (2:19.92) and Annie Lazor (2:20.84) taking home silver and bronze, respectively. The Americans added a second silver medal when Ryan Murphy placed second in the 200 back with 1:54.15.
Russian Olympic Committee’s Evgeny Rylov won his second gold of the Games, this time in the 200 back with an Olympic Record of 1:53.27. ROC moved past Japan and Canada on the table, landing in 5th place.
Hong Kong, who did not win any swimming medals in 2016, moved up to 12th on the medal table thanks to Siobhan Haughey’s silver medal in the 100 free. Her time of 52.27 set an Asian Record and made her the sixth-fastest performer of all-time.
Wang Shun added a gold medal for China with his win in the men’s 200 IM. Wang’s 1:55.00 broke the Asian Record and made him the third-fastest performer in history.
Jeremy Desplanches put Switzerland on the swimming medal table for the first time since 1984 when he scored the bronze medal, and a new Swiss record, in the 200 IM with 1:56.17.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Pool Swimming Medal Table After Day 6
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