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Sport Olympics swimming results: Katie Ledecky wins 1,500 gold, Penny Oleksiak makes Canadian history

09:21  28 july  2021
09:21  28 july  2021 Source:   sportingnews.com

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The Ariarne Titmus show continued Tuesday.

The Australian star, fresh off a thrilling win against Katie Ledecky in the 400-meter freestyle, proved her freestyle prowess again in the 200, making a late run to take the gold medal in the event as Ledecky faded to fifth. Titmus set an Olympic record with her time of 1:53.50.

Penny Oleksiak earned the bronze medal to make her the most decorated Canadian athlete in the Summer Olympics with sixth career Olympic medals.

Ledecky had her moment later in the program. She made history by becoming the first gold medalist in the women's 1,500 freestyle, winning by more than four seconds over American teammate Erica Sullivan. The all-time great now has six Olympic gold medals.

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Two more Americans put themselves on the podium Tuesday. Alex Walsh and Kate Douglass finished second and third, respectively in the women's 200 individual medley behind Japan's Yui Ohashi.

The United States came up short in the men's 4x200 freestyle relay and missed the podium, the first time an American relay team — men's or women's — has ever failed to claim a medal. The American men were in the hunt for gold with Great Britain for the first half of the relay but faltered and finished fourth. Great Britain, the Russian Olympic Committee and Australia finished 1-2-3.

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Olympics swimming results

Time (ET) Event Winner 2nd 3rd
9:30 p.m. Men's 100 Freestyle (Semifinal 1) Caeleb Dressel (United States) Alessandro Miressi (Italy) Hwang Sunwoo (South Korea)
9:35 p.m. Men's 100 Freestyle (Semifinal 2) Kliment Kolesnikov (Russia) Kyle Chalmers (Australia) Nandor Nemeth (Hungary)
9:41 p.m. Women's 200 Freestyle (Final) Ariarne Titmus (Australia) Siobhan Bernadette Haughey (Hong Kong) Penny Oleksiak (Canada)
9:49 p.m. Men's 200 Butterfly (Final) Kristof Milak (Hungary) Tomoru Honda (Japan) Federico Burdisso (Italy)
9:57 p.m. Women's 200 Butterfly (Semifinal 1) Hali Flickinger (United States) Regan Smith (United States) Svetlana Chimrova (Russia)
10:04 p.m. Women's 200 Butterfly (Semifinal 2) Zhang Yufei (China) Boglarka Kapas (Hungary) Yu Liyan (China)
10:21 p.m. Men's 200 Breaststroke (Semifinal 1) Arno Kamminga (Netherlands) Nic Fink (United States) Mura Ryuya (Japan)
10:28 p.m. Men's 200 Breaststroke (Semifinal 2) Zac Stubblety-Cook (Australia) James Wilby (Great Britain) Matti Mattson (Finland)
10:45 p.m. Women's 200 Individual Medley (Final) Yui Ohashi (Japan) Alex Walsh (United States) Kate Douglass (United States)
10:54 p.m. Women's 1,500 Freestyle (Final) Katie Ledecky (United States) Erica Sullivan (United States) Sarah Kohler (Germany)
11:26 p.m. Men's 4x200 Freestyle Relay (Final) Great Britain Russia Australia

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Men's 4x200 freestyle relay (final)

11:37 p.m.: Great Britain wins with a sizeable lead at 6:58.58. ROC was second at 7:01.81 and Australia was third at 7:01.84. The U.S. fell just short with a fourth-place time of 7:02.43.

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11:36 p.m.: Great Britain ends up finishing with the gold medal. ROC and Australia earn the silver and bronze, respectively.

11:35 p.m.: Richards hands it off to Duncan Scott with a comfortable lead. The U.S. is no longer in the top three with Townley Haas now anchoring.

11:34 p.m.: Apple passes Richards by a slim margin after the first 100.

11:33 p.m.: Great Britain now leads as Kibler gives way to Zach Apple and Guy passes it on to Matthew Richards.

11:32 p.m.: James Guy cuts down into Kibler's advantage for the U.S. and he's swimming at a fast pace in the water.

11:31 p.m.: Drew Kibler will swim for the U.S. as Smith hands him a lead after the first 200.

11:29 p.m.: The United States leading after the first 50 with Kieran Smith giving the Americans a great start. He keeps them ahead after the 100 as well.

11:28 p.m.: No Caeleb Dressel in the relay for the U.S. men, which certainly helps to solidify Great Britain's position as the favorite.

Women's 1,500 freestyle (final)

11:14 p.m.: Ledecky wins the first women's 1,500 at 15:37.34. Sullivan is second at 15:41.41 and Kohler is third at 15:42.91.

11:12 p.m.: Ledecky wins gold, Sullivan takes the silver and Kohler wins the bronze.

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11:11 p.m.: American Erica Sullivan has made up a lot of ground and has passed Kohler for silver.

11:09 p.m.: Germany's Sarah Kohler has slowly cut into Ledecky's lead, which is now around four seconds, and appears to be making herself the favorite to take the silver.

11:05 p.m.: With 13 lengths left, Ledecky is 3.3 seconds ahead of the rest of the field. There's a close battle for second, but the race for gold is all but over.

11:02 p.m.: Ledecky is now up to a near two-and-a-half second lead about a third of the way through the race.

10:59 p.m.: Ledecky has moved up to more than a second advantage in this race. Just two minutes in, and she is fully in control of this race right now.

10:57 p.m.: Through the first 100, Ledecky is already up by almost a body length over China's Jianjiahe Wang.

10:57 p.m.: The swimmers are off.

10:54 p.m.: Ledecky will enter the pool in the first women's 1,500 freestyle as the runaway favorite. She holds the world record in the event and won the prelim race by six seconds.

Women's 200 individual medley (final)

10:52 p.m.: Incredibly close finish with Ohashi finishing at 2:08.52, Walsh going 2:08.65 and Douglass finishing at 2:09.04.

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10:51 p.m.: Ohashi wins the gold with Walsh going silver and Douglass taking bronze.

10:50 p.m.: Yu still led after the backstroke, but she's losing ground on the breaststroke to Walsh and Japan's Yui Ohashi.

10:49 p.m.: After the butterfly, China's Yiting Yu leads the field.

10:47 p.m.: Two Americans are set to compete in the 200 individual medley with Alex Walsh and Kate Douglass racing in just a few.

Men's 200 breaststroke (semifinal 2)


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10:35 p.m.: Some delay on the times being officially posted, but it appears Fink will make the final.

10:33 p.m.: Stubblety-Cook takes first in the heat, ahead of Wilby and Finland's Matti Mattson. Chupkov finishes fourth.

10:31 p.m.: Great Britain's James Wilby leads after the first 50.

10:31 p.m.: World-record holder Anton Chupkov (ROC) racing in the second heat.

Men's 200 breaststroke (semifinal 1)

10:28 p.m.: Doesn't get much closer than that. Kamminga first at 2:07.99 with Fink just 0.01 seconds back at 2:08.00. Ryuya was third at 2:08.27.

10:26 p.m.: Kamminga finishes just ahead of Fink and Japan's Mura Ryuya places third.

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10:26 p.m.: Fink moves in close on Kamminga and is gaining ground off the final turn.

10:25 p.m.: Kamminga keeping his lead, and he's swimming at world record pace after the 100.

10:25 p.m.: Through the first 50, Dutch swimmer Arno Kamminga leads the field. He tied with Australian Zac Stubblety-Cook in the prelims at 2:07.37 for the fastest time.

10:23 p.m.: American Nic Fink swam the fourth-fastest times in the prelims in the 200 breaststroke at 2:08.48. He's the U.S.'s lone representative remaining in this event.

Women's 200 butterfly (semifinal 2)

10:09 p.m.: Yufei's time is the fastest in the world this year at 2:04.89. Kapas is second at 2:06.59 and Liyan places third at 2:07.04.

10:09 p.m.: Yufei takes first place. Hungary's Boglarka Kapas is second and China's Yu Liyan is third.

10:07 p.m.: Through the first 100, China's Zhang Yufei is running away with the field. She entered with the top time in prelims.

Women's 200 butterfly (semifinal 1)

10:02 p.m.: Flickinger had a strong finish and posted a time of 2:06.23 with Smith coming in just behind at 2:06.64. ROC's Svetlana Chimrova is third at 2:08.62.

10:01 p.m.: Flickinger takes the edge with Smith in second.

10:01 p.m.: It's not particularly close between the Americans and the field on the final turn.

10:00 p.m.: Smith and Flickinger go one and two after the first 100. Great Britain's Alys Thomas was third.

9:59 p.m.: Two American women — Hali Flickinger and Regan Smith — racing in the two fast lanes in the women's 200 butterfly semifinal.

Men's 200 butterfly (final)

9:55 p.m.: Milak breaks Phelps' record with a time of 1:51.25. Honda finishes at 1:53.73 and Burdisso was third at 1:54.45.

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9:53 p.m.: Milak runs away with it and sets a new Olympic record. Japan's Tomoru Honda finishes second and Italy's Federico Burdisso places third.

9:53 p.m.: South African Chad le Clos takes the lead after the first 100 over Milak, but the Hungarian starts to take the edge on the turn.

9:51 p.m.: This is a major Olympic and world record watch. Hungarian Kristof Milak already holds the world record, and he could take down Michael Phelps' record. American Gunnar Bentz is going to try to earn a medal for the U.S.

Women's 200 freestyle (final)

9:48 p.m.: With the bronze, Oleksiak is the most decorated Canadian in the Summer Games with six medals.

9:47 p.m.: Ledecky winds up fifth in the race at 1:55.21. She'll have another shot at a medal later tonight. Titmus finishes with an Olympic record at 1:53.50 with Haughey at 1:53.92 and Oleksiak third at 1:54.70.

9:45 p.m.: Titmus sets the Olympic record coming back against Haughey, who takes the silver. Oleksiak takes the bronze medal.

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

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

9:44 p.m.: The swimmers are off.

9:43 p.m.: Can Ledecky earn her second straight gold medal in the 200 free? It will be a challenge against Titmus.

Men's 100 freestyle (semifinal 2)

9:41 p.m.: Dressel takes the second overall spot in the final.

9:40 p.m.: Kolesnikov takes the top overall time at 47.11 with Chalmers at 47.80 and Nemeth at 47.81. Apple places sixth in the heat at 48.04 and will miss the final.

9:40 p.m.: Kliment Kolesnikov (ROC) places first in the second heat, with Chalmers placing second and Hungarian Nandor Nemeth placing third.

9:38 p.m.: American Zach Apple will race against Australian Kyle Chalmers, the reigning Olympic champion, in the second heat of the semifinal. Italy's Thomas Ceccon had the highest time in the prelims this year at 47.71.

Men's 100 freestyle (semifinal 1)

9:34 p.m.: Dressel's time of 47.23 is the fastest recorded in the world this year. Miressi just behind at 47.52 and Sunwoo also close at 47.56. Liendo Edwards finished seventh at 48.19 and Kisil was eighth at 48.31.

9:33 p.m.: Dressel cruises to the win in the 100, with Italian Alessandro Miressi and South Korean Hwang Sunwoo coming in second and third in the race.

9:32 p.m.: Both Canadian men in this heat as well with Yuri Kisil and Joshua Liendo Edwards competing against Dressel.

9:30 p.m.: The U.S.'s best freestyle swimmer, Caeleb Dressel, will lead off the action tonight in the first semifinal of the 100 freestyle.

Olympics swimming schedule 2021

With the exception of July 31, each day will begin with heats starting at 6 a.m. ET and will end with finals races starting up at 9:30 p.m. ET each day. The USA Network will carry the heats in the United States and NBC will have the finals, while CBC will provide coverage of both events in Canada.

Those in the United States hoping to see replays of the qualifying heats can tune into NBC every afternoon to see how swimmers performed earlier in the morning.

Tuesday, July 27

Event Time (ET) Channel (U.S.) Channel (Canada)
Heats 6 a.m. USA CBC
Finals 9:30 p.m. NBC CBC

Wednesday, July 28

Event Time (ET) Channel (U.S.) Channel (Canada)
Heats 6 a.m. USA CBC
Finals 9:30 p.m. NBC CBC

Thursday, July 29

Event Time (ET) Channel (U.S.) Channel (Canada)
Heats 6 a.m. USA CBC
Finals 9:30 p.m. NBC CBC

Friday, July 30

Event Time (ET) Channel (U.S.) Channel (Canada)
Heats 6 a.m. USA CBC
Finals 9:30 p.m. NBC CBC

Saturday, July 31

Event Time (ET) Channel (U.S.) Channel (Canada)
Finals 9:30 p.m. NBC CBC

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