Stay outcomes, updates and highlights from the Olympic Video games in Swimming from Day four of the 2021 Tokyo Video games

This is perhaps the biggest day of the Olympics for Katie Ledecky.

She starts her morning in Tokyo as an underdog in the women’s 200-meter freestyle, where she competes against the victorious Australian Ariarne Titmus and the star swimmers Federica Pellegrini from Italy and Penny Oleksiak from Canada. This is the second of three races between the two freestyle swimmers who have quickly developed the best rivalry in the sport as the pair will again compete in the 800 freestyle on Friday.

However, that won’t be all of Ledecky on Tuesday. She will also compete in the first ever women’s Olympic 1500 freestyle, a race where she is expected to win solidly, adding to her Olympic legacy.

The Americans Kate Douglass and Alex Walsh will also fight for gold in the 200 medley, while the two start the race as No. 1 and 3 respectively, while Gunnar Bentz will hope to win the US men a medal in the 200 butterfly. However, winning gold could be a challenge as world record holder Kristof Milak (Hungary) crosses the field. The swimming final ends with the men’s 4×200 freestyle relay with Britain dominating the preliminary rounds, but the rest of the field remains wide open and the US is hoping to take gold with a new lineup after finishing fifth in the preliminary rounds.

Sporting News will provide live updates and highlights on each event on day four of the Olympic Swimming Finals.

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Swimming results at the Olympics

Time (ET) event winner 2. 3.
9:30 p.m. Men’s 100 Freestyle (Semi-Final 1) Single Villasenor (USA) Alessandro Miressi (Italy) Hwang Sunwoo (South Korea)
9:35 pm Men’s 100 Freestyle (Semifinals 2) Kliment Kolesnikov (Russia) Kyle Chalmers (Australia) Nandor Nemeth (Hungary)
9:41 pm Women’s 200 Freestyle (Final) Ariarne Titmus (Australia) Siobhan Bernadette Haughey (Hong Kong) Penny Oleksiak (Canada)
9:49 pm Men’s 200 butterfly (final) Kristof Milak (Hungary) Tomoru-Honda (Japan) Federico Burdisso (Italy)
9:57 pm Women 200 Butterfly (Semifinals 1) Hali Flickinger (USA) Regan Smith (United States) Swetlana Chimrova (Russia)
10:04 p.m. Women 200 Butterfly (Semifinals 2) Zhang Yufei (China) Boglarka Kapas (Hungary) Yu Liyan (China)
10:21 p.m. 200 men’s breaststroke (semi-final 1) Arno Kamminga (Netherlands) Nic Fink (USA) Mura Ryuya (Japan)
10:28 p.m. 200 men’s breaststroke (semi-final 2) Zac Stoppely-Cook (Australia) James Wilby (Great Britain) Matti Mattson (Finland)
10:45 p.m. Women’s 200 Individual Medley (Final) Yui Ohashi (Japan) Alex Walsh (USA) Kate Douglass (bronze)
10:54 p.m. 1500 Freestyle Women (Final) Katie Ledecky (USA) Erica Sullivan (USA) Sarah Köhler (Germany)
11:26 pm Men’s 4×200 Freestyle Relay (Final)

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1500 freestyle women (final)

11:12 pm: Ledecky wins gold, Sullivan wins silver and Kohler wins the bronze medal.

11:11 pm: The American Erica Sullivan made up a lot of ground and overtook Kohler for silver.

11:09 pm: The German Sarah Kohler has slowly broken Ledecky’s lead, which is now around four seconds, and seems to be the favorite for silver.

11:05 pm: With 13 lengths remaining, Ledecky is 3.3 seconds ahead of the rest of the field. There’s a close battle for second place, but the race for gold is as good as over.

11:02 pm: Ledecky now has a lead of almost two and a half seconds after about a third of the race.

10:59 pm: Ledecky gained a lead of more than a second in this race. Only two minutes later she has this race under control.

10:57 pm: In the first 100, Ledecky is almost a body length ahead of the Chinese Jianjiahe Wang.

10:57 pm: The swimmers are gone.

10:54 p.m .: Ledecky will be the swimming pool favorite in the first ever women’s 1500 freestyle. She holds the world record in the race and won the preliminary round in the race by six seconds.

Women 200 individual layers (final)

10:52 pm: Incredibly close finish with Ohashi 2: 08.52, Walsh 2: 08.65 and Douglass 2: 09.04.

10:51 pm: Ohashi wins gold, Walsh takes silver and Douglass takes bronze.

10:50 pm: Yu was still leading after the backstroke, but lost ground to Walsh and Japanese Yui Ohashi on the breaststroke.

10:49 pm: After the butterfly, the Chinese Yiting Yu leads the field.

10:47 pm: Two US-Americans will compete in the 200-individual medley with Alex Walsh and Kate Douglass in a few races.

200 men’s breaststroke (semi-final 2)

10:35 pm: The officially published times have been delayed, but it appears that Fink will make it to the finals.

10:33 pm: Stubblety-Cook took first place in the heat ahead of Wilby and Matti Mattson from Finland. Chupkov is fourth.

10:31 pm: Briton James Wilby leads after the first 50.

10:31 pm: World record holder Anton Chupkov (ROC) in the second round.

200 men’s breaststroke (semi-final 1)

10:28 pm: It doesn’t get any closer. Kamminga first at 2: 07.99 with Fink only 0.01 seconds back at 2: 08.00. Ryuya was third with 2: 08.27.

10:26 pm: Kamminga is just ahead of Fink and the Japanese Mura Ryuya is third.

10:26 pm: Fink approaches Kamminga and gains ground on the last corner.

10:25 p.m .: Kamminga retains his lead and swims at a world record pace after the 100.

10:25 p.m .: The Dutch swimmer Arno Kamminga leads the field through the first 50. He shared the fastest time in the heats at 2: 07.37 with the Australian Zac Stubblety-Cook.

10:23 pm: The American Nic Fink swam the fourth fastest times in the heats in the 200 breaststroke in 2: 08.48. He is the only US representative staying at this event.

Women 200 butterfly (semi-final 2)

10:09 pm: Yufei’s time this year is the fastest in the world at 2: 04.89. Kapas is second with 2: 06.59 and Liyan is third with 2: 07.04.

10:09 pm: Yufei takes first place. Hungary’s Boglarka Kapas finished second and China’s Yu Liyan third.

10:07 pm: The Chinese Zhang Yufei runs away with the field through the first 100. She went into the preliminary round with the fastest time.

Women 200 butterfly (semi-final 1)

10:02 pm: Flickinger had a strong finish with a time of 2: 06.23, Smith was just behind with 2: 06.64. Svetlana Chimrova from the ROC is third with 2: 08.62.

10:01 pm: Flickinger takes the lead with Smith in second place.

10:01 pm: It’s not particularly tight between the Americans and the field on the last corner.

10:00 in the afternoon: Smith and Flickinger are one and two after the first 100. The British Alys Thomas came third.

9:59 pm: Two Americans – Hali Flickinger and Regan Smith – are driving in the two fast lanes in the semi-finals of the women’s 200 butterfly.

Men’s 200 butterfly (final)

9:55 pm: Milak breaks Phelps’ record with a time of 1: 51.25. Honda finished with 1: 53.73 and Burdisso finished third with 1: 54.45.

9:53 pm: Milak runs away with it and sets a new Olympic record. The Japanese Tomoru Honda finished second and the Italian Federico Burdisso came third.

9:53 pm: South African Chad le Clos takes the lead after the first 100 over Milak, but the Hungarian starts to get ahead of the curve in the corner.

9:51 pm: This is a large Olympic and world record watch. The Hungarian Kristof Milak already holds the world record and could break the record of Michael Phelps. The American Gunnar Bentz will try to win a medal for the USA

Women 200 Freestyle (Final)

9:48 pm: With bronze, Oleksiak is the most decorated Canadian at the Summer Games with six medals.

9:47 pm: Ledecky finished fifth in the race at 1: 55.21. She will have another chance for a medal later tonight. Titmus finished with an Olympic record at 1: 53.50, Haughey at 1: 53.92 and Oleksiak third at 1: 54.70.

9:45 pm: Titmus sets the Olympic record in the comeback against Haughey, who takes silver. Oleksiak wins the bronze medal.

9:45 pm: Siobhan Bernadette Haughey (Hong Kong) leads the field after the first 100.

9:44 pm: Penny Oleksiak (Canada) leads after the first 50.

9:44 pm: The swimmers are gone.

9:43 pm: Can Ledecky win her second gold medal in a row in the 200 tournament? It’s going to be a challenge against Titmus.

Men’s 100 Freestyle (Semifinals 2)

9:41 pm: Dressel took second place overall in the final.

9:40 pm: Kolesnikov has the best overall time with 47.11, Chalmers with 47.80 and Nemeth with 47.81. Apple ranks sixth in the preliminary run with 48.04 and will miss the final.

9:40 pm: Kliment Kolesnikov (ROC) took first place in the second round, Chalmers second and Hungarian Nandor Nemeth third.

9:38 pm: The American Zach Apple will compete in the second round of the semifinals against the Australian Kyle Chalmers, the reigning Olympic champion. The Italian Thomas Ceccon had the highest time in the heats this year with 47.71.

Men’s 100 Freestyle (Semi-Final 1)

9:34 pm: Dressel’s time of 47.23 is the fastest in the world this year. Miressi is just behind with 47.52 and Sunwoo also closes with 47.56. Liendo Edwards was seventh with 48.19 and Kisil was eighth with 48.31.

9:33 pm: Dressel sails to victory in the 100th race, with the Italian Alessandro Miressi and the South Korean Hwang Sunwoo taking second and third place.

9:32 pm: Both Canadian men in this heat as well as Yuri Kisil and Joshua Liendo Edwards compete against Dressel.

9:30 pm: The USA’s best freestyle swimmer, Caeleb Dressel, will lead the action in the first semi-final of the 100 freestyles tonight.

Olympic swimming schedule 2021

With the exception of July 31, each day of the heats begins at 6:00 a.m. ET and ends with the finals, which begin each day at 9:30 p.m. ET. The USA Network will host the heats in the USA and NBC will host the finals, while CBC will cover both events in Canada.

Those in the United States hoping to rerun the qualifiers can tune in to NBC each afternoon to see how the swimmers did earlier in the morning.

Tuesday July 27th

event Time (ET) Channel (USA) Canal (Canada)
Heats 6 o’clock in the morning USA CBC
final 9:30 p.m. ABC CBC

Wednesday July 28th

event Time (ET) Channel (USA) Canal (Canada)
Heats 6 o’clock in the morning USA CBC
final 9:30 p.m. ABC CBC

Thursday July 29th

event Time (ET) Channel (USA) Canal (Canada)
Heats 6 o’clock in the morning USA CBC
final 9:30 p.m. ABC CBC

Friday July 30th

event Time (ET) Channel (USA) Canal (Canada)
Heats 6 o’clock in the morning USA CBC
final 9:30 p.m. ABC CBC

Saturday July 31st

event Time (ET) Channel (USA) Canal (Canada)
final 9:30 p.m. ABC CBC

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