American Bobby Finke Wins First-Ever Olympic Gold in 800-Meter Freestyle

American Bobby Finke won the first-ever gold in the Olympic debut of the 800-meter freestyle final on July 29. Finke, a first-time Olympian, finished the race at a time of seven minutes and 41.87 seconds, becoming the first American to …

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China Sets World Record in Women’s 4×200-Meter Freestyle Relay

China set a new world record after winning the Tokyo Olympic gold in the women’s 4×200-meter freestyle relay on July 29. The Chinese swimming team comprised of Yang Junxuan, Tang Muhan, Zhang Yufei, and Li Bingjie finished the relay event …

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Australian Izaac Stubblety-Cook Sets New Olympic Record in Men’s 200-Meter Breaststroke

Australian Stubblety-Cook set a new Olympic record as he took the gold in the men’s 200-meter breaststroke final at the Tokyo Aquatics Center on July 29. Stubblety-Cook finished the race in two minutes and 6.38 seconds, breaking the previous record …

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American Swimmer Caeleb Dressel Sets Olympic Record in Men’s 100-Meter Freestyle

American swimmer Caeleb Dressel set a new Olympic record on July 29 after finishing first place in the men’s 100-meter freestyle in 47.02 seconds at the Tokyo Games. Dressel broke the long-standing record of 47.05 seconds set by Australian Eamon …

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American Katie Ledecky Wins First-Ever Olympic Gold in 1,500-Meter Freestyle

American Katie Ledecky won the first-ever Olympic gold medal in the women’s 1,500-meter freestyle swimming on July 28 at the Tokyo Aquatics Center. Ledecky finished the race, which marked the Olympic debut of the swimming event, with a time of …

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Australian Swimmer Kaylee McKeown Sets Olympic Record in 100-Meter Backstroke

Australian swimmer Kaylee McKeown won the gold medal at the 100-meter backstroke on July 27 after setting a new Olympic record of 57.47 seconds. In her first time participating in the Olympics, McKeown, 20, won against Canada’s 2017 and 2019 …

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Swimmer Adam Peaty Wins Team GB’s First Tokyo 2020 Olympic Gold

Adam Peaty won the first gold for Team Great Britain (GB) in the Tokyo Olympics on July 26 after setting more records at the 100-meter breaststroke final. Peaty won the swimming event at the Tokyo Aquatics Center in a time …

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Maltese Swimmer Neil Agius Breaks World Record For Longest Distance Ocean Swim

Former Olympian Neil Agius broke the world record for the longest continuous ocean swim, which ended in Gozo on Wednesday night, completing a 125.6-kilometer journey from Linosa in over 52 hours.  Agius, who beat the previous record at 124.4 kilometers, …

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