Tokyo 2020 | The Americans take gold in the 4 x 100-meter freestyle

Tokyo 2020 |  The Americans take gold in the 4 x 100-meter freestyle

The Americans were the main favorites for gold before the swimming championship, but during the semi-finals, the Italians showed themselves a formidable contender by setting the fastest time. Italy also showed on Monday that it has dared to defy the Americans. When Alessandro Miressi became the first swimmer to get close to the already legendary Caeleb Dressel, the battle was over.

However, Blake Pieroni and Bowen Becker narrowly held the lead, after which Zach Apple took gold for the United States at a time of 3.08.97. Italy came in second with 3.10.11 at a decent distance, just ahead of Australia (3.10.22), which came close to silver with last swimmer Kyle Chalmers.

Gold for my house and silver for Kaminga

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Earlier in the night, Adam Petty took the gold in the 100m breaststroke as expected. With 57.37 he was ahead of the Dutchman Arno Kamenga (58.00), who was rightly very satisfied with the silver. Bronze went to Italian Nicolo Martinini (58.33).

Tokyo 2020 | Arno Kamenga behind Betty to silver with a chest hit of 100 metres

Defeated Titmus Lydecky

In the women’s 400-meter freestyle, Ariane Titmus scored an impressive victory. During the race, the Australian got closer and closer to defending champion Katie Ledecky, who took a big lead after the start. He passed the American Titmus in the last straight line.

The expiry time of 3.56.69 was enough for gold. Lydecky (3.57.36) had to settle for silver. Li Bingjie from China was the best with 4.01.08.

McNeil’s powerful final shot

In the women’s 100-meter butterfly, world champion Maggie McNeil took a stunning victory. The Canadian was still seventh halfway through, but with a powerful final shot she still won the gold medal in a time of 55.59. China’s Zhang Yufei (55.64), the fastest in the heats, eventually had to win the silver, after she was still in the world record table after 50 metres. Emma McKeown took bronze with a time of 55.72. Tori Huske has been in the medal race for a long time, but the German sank completely in the last meters. In the end, it was only 0.01 seconds for the bronze.

Kira Toussaint to the final

Kyra Toussaint qualified for the final in the 100m backstroke on Monday. With 59.09 recorded the seventh time. Maaike de Waard did not arrive by 1.00.49. Reagan Smith was the fastest in the semifinals. The American set a new Olympic record with 57.86. The final is scheduled for Tuesday.

Tokyo 2020 | Tucson to the 100m backstroke final

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