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 7 of competition saw the United States claim two victories with Caeleb Dressel winning the men’s 100 butterfly and Katie Ledecky winning the women’s 800 freestyle. Both swimmers were the only Americans on the podium in their respective events, with Katie Grimes finishing 4th in the 800.
Behind Dressel, Kristof Milak claimed his second medal of the meet, coming in second overall. Despite not winning, Milak’s performance in the 100 butterfly made him the second fastest performer in history. Noe Ponti had a fantastic swim for the bronze medal, claiming Switzerland’s second swimming medal of these games.
Like Milak, Australian swimmer Ariarne Titmus’ time also made her the second fastest performer in history in the 800 freestyle, where she claimed silver behind Ledecky. Simona Quadarella managed to out-touch Grimes for the bronze, earning Italy another medal.
In the final event of the night, Great Britain claimed the first-ever Olympic gold medal in the mixed 4×100 medley relay, the country’s second relay win of the week. China and Australia rounded out the podium in the event.
The US still leads the medal count, but Australia is in the position to possibly catch the United States on the final day of competition as there are 4 events left to be contested. Although the US will not surpass its total of 33 medals from Rio, the team may still earn over 30 medals.
Swimming Medal Table Through Day 7:
|People’s Republic of China||6||3||2||1|
|Hong Kong, China||2||0||2||0|
2016 Swimming Medal Table Through Day 7: