The men’s swimming world champion, Caeleb Dressel, has played a relatively minor role in the action in Tokyo. However, as on Day 6, it will no longer be the case.
Swimming Day 6 Preview Caeleb Dressel Races 100m Freestyle
The 100-meter freestyle is one of the most venerable events in Olympic history, and Dressel plans to compete in it. In this competition, he not only won but set a new world record.
In the meantime, Katie Ledecky and Ariarne Titmus will face each other for the third time at these Tokyo Games in the 4x200m freestyle relay, but this time they’ll have the support of their full squads.
Final of the Men’s 800 Meter Freestyle
The 800 metre freestyle swim for men is a new event at the Olympics.
After finishing last in his heat, defending world champion Gregorio Paltrinieri will begin the finals in lane eight.
American Bobby Finke, German Florian Wellbrock (the reigning world champion in the 1500 free), and Ukrainian Mykhailo Romanchuk are all in the running for medals.
Men’s Final of the 200-Meter Breaststroke
The outcome of the 200-meter breaststroke could come down to the last strokes of Australian Zac Stubblety-Cook and British swimmer James Wilby.
But lane seven has a surprise in store: ROC’s Anton Chupkov, who holds the world record. With a 2:08.54 qualifying time, about two and a half seconds off his personal record pace, he is still among the event’s frontrunners.
Nic Fink, an American, also has a shot at the top spot.
Semifinals of the Women’s 100-Meter Freestyle
Australia’s Emma McKeon is the current leader of a pack that includes multiple other Olympic gold medalists. A new Olympic record was established by McKeon in the qualifying rounds.
There are, however, four other women—Cate Campbell of Australia, Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden, Penny Oleksiak of Canada, and Pernille Blume of Denmark—who finish within a second of her.
An all-star showdown with 17 Olympic medalists is possible.
Two Hundred Yard Backstroke Semi-Finals For Men
Ryan Murphy, the reigning Olympic gold medallist, and Bryce Mefford, another American, both hope to go to the finals of their respective events.
Gold medalist in the 100-meter backstroke Evgeniy Rylov plans to aim for the backstroke hat trick at the championship.
Final of the Women’s 200-Meter Butterfly
Although China’s Zhang Yufei is the clear favourite after breaking 2:05 in the semifinals, American competitors Hali Flickinger and Regan Smith are also in the mix.
Hungary’s Boglarka Kapas, the 2019 world champion, is also a serious contender for first place.
100-Meter Freestyle Relay Men’s Championship
Caeleb Dressel has been in the background for the first part of the Tokyo swimming tournament, but now it’s his turn to shine.
Even though Dressel is the defending world champion and holds the world record in the 100 free, he will face stiff competition from the Russian swimmer Kliment Kolesnikov.
Kolesnikov had a faster qualifying time out of the semis, but Dressel suggested after his heat that he had an even faster time ready for the final.
Semifinals of the Women’s 200-Meter Breaststroke
Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa ran a scorching 2:19.16 in the preliminaries, just.05 seconds off the world record. Will she be able to get that score lower in the last four?
Americans There’s no doubt that Lilly King and Annie Lazor will also make it to the championship match.
A Quarterfinal Race in the Men’s 200-Meter individual Medley
The question is, how low can Michael Andrew go? The short-distance specialist looks to be in command of the 200 IM.
Defending champion Hagino Kosuke of Japan and 400 IM champion Chase Kalisz of the United States both have good chances of advancing to the final.
Final of the Women’s 4×200-Meter Freestyle Relay
Australia came very close to setting a new world record without Ariarne Titmus on the field. With the addition of the individual gold medallist in the 200-meter freestyle, Australia should win this race easily.
However, the United States, led by seasoned veterans Allison Schmidtt and Katie Ledecky, may give them a run for their money.