Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Watch Day 8 Finals Race Videos

2020 TOKYO SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES

DAY 8 FINALS LIVE RECAP

Note: the Olympic television rights market is fragmented. We’ve tried to track down as many as we can, but if you find some for your country that aren’t listed, let us know and we’ll add them.

Below, you’ll find the available race videos for each of the races. The Day 8 recap was written by SwimSwam’s James Sutherland.

MEN’S 50 FREESTYLE – FINAL

  1. Caeleb Dressel (USA), 21.07 OR
  2. Florent Manaudou (FRA), 21.55
  3. Bruno Fratus (BRA), 21.57
  4. Michael Andrew (USA), 21.60
  5. Ben Proud (GBR) / Kristian Gkolomeev (GRE), 21.72
  6. Lorenzo Zazzeri (ITA), 21.78
  7. Thom De Boer (NED), 21.79

Caeleb Dressel launched himself off the blocks and into the lead in the men’s 50 freestyle final, gaining an advantage he would never relinquish as the American blasted his way to a gold medal victory in a time of 21.07.

That showing marks Dressel’s third-fastest of his career, and obliterates the Olympic Record of 21.30 set by Brazilian Cesar Cielo in 2008.

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WOMEN’S 50 FREESTYLE – FINAL

  1. Emma McKeon (AUS), 23.81 OR
  2. Sarah Sjostrom (SWE), 24.07
  3. Pernille Blume (DEN), 24.21
  4. Ranomi Kromowidjojo (NED), 24.30
  5. Katarzyna Wasick (POL) / Wu Qingfeng (CHN), 24.32
  6. Cate Campbell (AUS), 24.36
  7. Abbey Weitzeil (USA), 24.41

Emma McKeon pulled ahead ahead of an incredibly tight final in the women’s 50 freestyle down the last 15 meters, fending off a charge from Sarah Sjostrom to win gold in a blazing-fast time of 23.81.

That time marks a third straight Olympic Record for McKeon, who brought the initial mark of 24.05 down to 24.02 in the heats and then 24.00 in the semis. With the swim, McKeon is now the #5 performer all-time in the event.

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MEN’S 1500 FREESTYLE – FINAL

  • World Record: Sun Yang (CHN) – 14:31.02 (2012)
  • Olympic Record: Sun Yang (CHN) – 14:31.02 (2012)
  • World Junior Record: Franko Grgic (CRO) – 14:46.09 (2019)
  • 2016 Olympic Champion: Gregorio Paltrinieri (ITA) – 14:34.57
  • SwimSwam Event Preview – Men’s 1500 freestyle
  1. Bobby Finke (USA), 14:39.65
  2. Mykhailo Romanchuk (UKR), 14:40.66
  3. Florian Wellbrock (GER), 14:40.91
  4. Gregorio Paltrinieri (ITA), 14:45.01
  5. Daniel Jervis (GBR), 14:55.48
  6. Kirill Martynychev (ROC), 14:55.85
  7. Felix Auboeck (AUT), 15:03.47
  8. Sergii Frolov (UKR), 15:04.26

The men’s 1500 free final quickly turned into a chess match, as the top four swimmers broke away from the field and paced with one another for the majority of the race.

Bobby Finke threw down a mind-blowing 25.78 on the final 50 of the race to break away and take the Gold. For context, Finke’s final 50 was faster than anyone’s final 50 from the mne’s 200 free final in Tokyo.

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WOMEN’S 4×100 MEDLEY RELAY – FINAL

  • World Record: USA (Smith, King, Dahlia, Manuel) – 3:50.40 (2019)
  • Olympic Record: USA (Franklin, Soni, Vollmer, Schmitt) – 3:52.05 (2012)
  • World Junior Record: Canada (Hannah, Nelson, Oleksiak, Ruck) – 3:58.38 (2017)
  • 2016 Olympic Champion: USA (Baker, King, Vollmer, Manuel) – 3:53.13
  • SwimSwam Event Preview – Women’s 4×100 medley relay
  1. Australia, 3:51.60 OR
  2. United States, 3:51.73
  3. Canada, 3:52.60
  4. China, 3:54.13
  5. Sweden, 3:54.27
  6. Italy, 3:56.68
  7. ROC, 3:56.93
  8. Japan, 3:58.12

The Australians came out on top in a barn-burner in the women’s 400 medley relay, setting an Olympic Record in a time of 3:51.60 as Cate Campbell edged out American Abbey Weitzeil on the anchor leg.

The three medalists in the women’s 100 back went to battle on the lead-off leg, with Kylie Masse touching first to give Canada the slight lead in 57.90, followed closely by Australia’s Kaylee McKeown (58.01) and American Regan Smith (58.05).

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MEN’S 4×100 MEDLEY RELAY – FINAL

  • World Record: USA (Peirsol, Shanteau, Phelps, Walters) – 3:27.28 (2009)
  • Olympic Record: USA (Murphy, Miller, Phelps, Adrian) – 3:27.95 (2016)
  • World Junior Record: Russia (Zuev, Gerasimenko, Minakov, Shchegolev) – 3:33.19 (2019)
  • 2016 Olympic Champion: USA (Murphy, Miller, Phelps, Adrian) – 3:27.95
  • SwimSwam Event Preview – Men’s 4×100 medley relay
  1. United States, 3:26.78 WR
  2. Great Britain, 3:27.51 ER
  3. Italy, 3:29.17
  4. ROC, 3:29.22
  5. Australia, 3:29.60
  6. Japan, 3:29.91 AS
  7. Canada, 3:32.42

After a couple of disappointing relay finishes over the last few days, the U.S. men came through in a big way in the 400 medley relay, winning gold, breaking the super-suited world record and remaining undefeated in the event at the Olympic Games.

The Americans’ decision to use Michael Andrew on the breaststroke leg proved to be the correct one, as he provided a 58.49 split.

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RMS
1 month ago

Michael Andrew: fades on the last 50 of the IM and can’t wear a mask because he’s concerned about his health.
Bobby Finke: Olympic champion in the 1500 and throws his mask right on after the race.

Covidman
Reply to  RMS
1 month ago

You seem really triggered

Yup
1 month ago

getting a whole lot of ‘video unavailable’ links there…..

JVW
1 month ago

So, Bobby Finke for the 800 free relay in Paris three years from now?