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Olympic Swimming Games Live Scores, Updates and Highlights from Day 5 at the 2021 Tokyo Games



The biggest stars in American swimming will compete in an action-packed day on Wednesday.

Caeleb Dressel, one of the best sprint swimmers in the world, competes in the final for the 100 men freestyle, hoping not only to win gold and take the world record, but also to keep Kliment Kolesnikov of the Republic at bay. from China. American distance freestyle swimmer Bobby Finke will compete in the men’s first 800 Olympic freestyle, while Nic Fink will face a difficult field in the men’s 200 breaststroke.

The women’s side will also see some of the biggest names in the sport take on each other. Australia, Canada and the United States will meet in the women’s 4×200 freestyle relay, which will be the third meeting between Ariarne Titmus and Katie Ledecky. In that career, talents include Allison Schmitt (USA), Penny Oleksiak (Canada), Summer McIntosh (Canada) and Emma McKeon (Australia). And a pair of American women will swim among the four seeds of the 200 female butterfly with Hali Flickinger and Regan Smith set to compete against China’s Zhang Yufei and Hungarian Boglarka Kapas for gold.

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

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Olympic swimming results

Time (ET) Event Winner 2nd Third
9:30 pm 800 men’s freestyle (final) Bobby Finke (United States) Gregorio Paltrinieri (Italy) Mykhailo Romanchuk (Ukraine)
9:44 pm 200 men’s breaststroke (final) Zac Stubblety-Cook (Australia) Arno Kamminga (Netherlands) Matti Mattsson (Finland)
9:53 pm 100 freestyle women (semifinal 1) Siobhan Bernadette Haughey (Hong Kong) Cate Campbell (Australia) Penny Oleksiak (Canada)
9:58 pm 100 freestyle women (semifinal 2) Emma McKeon (Australia) Sarah Sjostrom (Sweden) Abbey Weitzeil (United States)
10:04 pm 200 backstroke, men (Semifinal 1) Evgeny Rylov (Russia) Adam Telegdy (Hungary) Radoslaw Kawecki (Poland)
10:11 pm 200 backstroke, men (semi-final 2) Luke Greenback (Great Britain) Ryan Murphy (United States) Nicolás García Saiz (Spain)
10:28 pm 200 female butterfly (final)
10:37 pm 100 men’s freestyle (final)
10:54 pm 200 breaststroke, women (semi-final 1)
11:01 pm 200 breaststroke, women (semi-final 2)
11:08 pm 200 men’s singles medley (Semifinal 1)
11:14 pm 200 men’s singles medley (semi-final 2)
11:31 pm Women’s 4×200 Freestyle Relay (Final)

Live Swimming Updates, Highlights from the 2021 Olympics

200 men’s back (semifinal 2)

10:17 pm: Greenback has the best time in the second semifinal with 1: 54.98, making him the second seed in the final. Murphy will be the third seed with a time of 1: 55.38 and his American teammate Bryce Mefford is sixth overall in the final with 1: 56.37. Rylov’s time makes him the No. 1 seed overall.

10:16 pm: Greenback and Murphy lead the field and are in the top two. Spaniard Nicolás García Saiz is third in the second semifinal.

10:15 pm: Greenback is still in front after the first 100, with Murphy now right behind him. Greenback entered the race with the best time in the preliminaries.

10:14 pm: Murphy finishes third after the first 50. Britain’s Luke Greenback leads the field.

10:12 pm: Murphy, the reigning 200 backstroke Olympic champion, will attempt to return to the final to defend his gold.

200 men’s back (semifinal 1)

10:10 pm: The close race was actually for second place in this semi-final. Rylov came in at 1: 54.45. Telegdy finished in 1: 56.19 and Kawecki finished in 1: 56.68. All but one of the swimmers in the heat scored less than 1:57.

10:09 pm: Rylov wins the semifinal tie by a body length. Hungarian Adam Telegdy finished second and Polish Radoslaw Kawecki third.

10:08 pm: Rylov leads after the first 100, and he’s increasing his lead by heading for the wall.

10:07 pm: Evgeny Rylov of the ROC swimming from the fourth lane in the first heat of the semi-final. Bryce Mefford and Ryan Murphy of the Americans will swim in the second heat.

100 women’s freestyle (semi-final 2)

10:04 pm: After McKeon, Haughey will be the second seed and Campbell will be the third. Oleksiak will be fifth in the 100 free final and Weitzeil will be seventh. Brown missed the cut.

10:03 pm: McKeon’s maximum time of 52.32 will make her the No. 1 seed in the final of the 100 freestyle. Sjostrom enters at 52.82 and Weitzeil finished at 52.99. Brown was seventh with 53.58.

10:02 pm: McKeon finishes the semi-final in first place, with Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom in second place and Weitzeil in third place.

10:01 pm: McKeon and Britain’s Anna Hopkin lead the pack after the top 50.

10:01 pm: A pair of Americans will swim in the second semi-final: Erika Brown and Abbey Weitzeil.

100 freestyle women (semifinal 1)

9:58 pm: Haughey finished with a time of 52.40, just short of the recent Olympic record set by Australian Emma McKeon at 52.13 in the preliminaries. Campell was second with 52.71 and Oleksiak is third with 52.86.

9:56 pm: Haughey wins the tie with Campbell in second place and Canadian Penny Oleksiak in third.

9:56 pm: Siobham Haughey of Hong Kong goes over Cate Campbell (Australia) in the corner.

200 men’s breaststroke (final)

9:51 pm: Stubblety-Cook now holds the Olympic record at 2: 05.38. Kamminga won silver with 2: 07.01 and Finn Matti Mattsson won bronze with 2: 07.13.

9:49 pm: Australian Zac Stubblety-Cook sets an Olympic record, catching Kamminga and winning the gold medal in the 200 breaststroke.

9:49 pm: Kamminga maintains the lead 50 meters from the end.

9:48 pm: Dutch swimmer Arno Kamminga is swimming above the world record after the first 100.

9:47 pm: The swimmers are off in the 200 breaststroke final.

800 men’s freestyle (final)

9:47 pm: Incredible final stage in the 50s to take the gold to Finke.

9:43 pm: Finke finishes with a time of 7: 41.87 to take the gold. Paltrinieri takes silver from the eighth lane at 7:42.11 and Romanchuk wins bronze at 7:42.33.

9:41 pm: Finke comes out of nowhere to take the gold medal, going through the last 50 from lane three to take the medal.

9:41 pm: German Florian Wellbrock takes the lead at the last corner.

9:40 pm: Paltrinieri continues to lead when the bell rings to signal the last lap.

9:38 pm: The field is starting to catch up with Paltrinieri with two Ukrainians, Mykhailo Romanchuk and Serhii Frolov, leading the way.

9:37 pm: The rest of the herd behind Paltrinieri is very close. Finke is currently in second place.

9:35 pm: Paltrinieri has a roughly one length lead in the first 200. He’s gotten off to a quick start from the door.

9:34 pm: After the first 100, Italian Gregorio Paltrinieri leads the way.

9:33 pm: Watch out for American Bobby Finke in the 800 freestyle. He finished third in a very close preliminary.

2021 Olympic Swimming Calendar

With the exception of July 31, each day will begin with the playoffs starting at 6 am ET and end with the final races beginning at 9:30 pm ET. USA Network will host the playoffs in the United States and NBC will host the finals, while CBC will provide coverage of both events in Canada.

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

Wednesday July 28

Event Time (ET) Channel (US) Canal (Canada)
Heats up 6 a. M. USA CBC
Finals 9:30 pm NBC CBC

Thursday July 29

Event Time (ET) Channel (US) Canal (Canada)
Heats up 6 a. M. USA CBC
Finals 9:30 pm NBC CBC

Friday July 30

Event Time (ET) Channel (US) Canal (Canada)
Heats up 6 a. M. USA CBC
Finals 9:30 pm NBC CBC

Saturday July 31

Event Time (ET) Channel (US) Canal (Canada)
Finals 9:30 pm NBC CBC




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