Great Britain is causing a stir: British swimmers Tom Dean and Duncan Scott finished first and second respectively in the men’s 200 freestyle – Britain’s best ever result in the event. Britain’s previous best in the men’s 200 freestyle was Robert Crenshaw’s fourth at the 1900 Olympics, with compatriot James Guy achieving the same result at the 1916 Games.
Brazilian Fernando Scheffer finished third in Tokyo on Tuesday.
Kaylee McKeown sets a record, then passes her interview: The 20-year-old Australian set the Olympic record in the women’s 100m backstroke to win gold, just a month after setting the world record in the same event.
Adrenaline was clearly flowing when she was interviewed by Australian agency 7 News after her big win. When asked by the network if she had a message for her mom Sharon and sister Taylor, who were watching, she replied, “” F *** yeah! “, Before realizing she had sworn. and cover her mouth. Then she followed him with a “Woo!”
Her mother jokingly said, “I’ll talk to her about it later,” in an interview with 7 News.
Canada’s Kylie Masse took silver and American Regan Smith took bronze.
The Russians dethrone the Americans: Russian swimmers Evgeny Rylov and Kliment Kolesnikov finished first and second respectively in the men’s 100m backstroke final – the first time the US team has not won gold in the event in more than two decades.
American Ryan Murphy, who won gold in the event at the 2016 Rio Olympics and holds the world record, won bronze.
Alaska’s first Olympic swimmer takes gold: Lydia Jacoby, 17, was an unexpected winner in the women’s 100 breaststroke.
Jacoby is Alaska’s very first Olympic swimmer. She attended high school in Seward, a quaint town in the south of the state with a population of less than 3,000 people.
South African Tatjana Schoenmaker took the silver, while the bronze went to Lilly King of the United States.