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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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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