Observe our are living protection of swimming on the Tokyo Olympics.
Like maximum years, we dive into the Olympics by means of diving into the pool. Swimming dominates the primary week of the video games. Be expecting some acquainted faces and a few new ones, a lot of them American citizens, at the medals stand.
When does swimming occur?
Pageant will get underway on Saturday evening, July 24, in Tokyo, which is Saturday morning in the US. Pageant continues each day till the night time of Saturday, July 31, U.S. time.
How does the meet paintings?
For many occasions, competition swim heats, with the highest 16 occasions qualifying for the semifinals. The 8 quickest swimmers within the semis advance to the finals.
The entire finals might be held within the morning in Japan, so they are able to be proven survive tv in top time within the Jap United States.
Who’re the most important American stars?
You certainly bear in mind Katie Ledecky after she received the 200, 400 and 800 freestyles and the 4×200 relay in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
She may in principle win 5 golds this 12 months, since the 1,500 freestyle has been added to this system as smartly. Be expecting her to cruise within the longest occasions, however face a robust problem from Ariarne Titmus of Australia within the shorter ones.
Ledecky additionally has a relay win from 2012, for a complete of 5 profession golds. 3 extra this 12 months would tie her with the swimmer Jenny Thompson for probably the most by means of an American lady. 4 would fit the ladies’s report of 9 by means of Larisa Latynina, a Soviet gymnast of the 1950s and 1960s.
An American guy who may hit a equivalent degree of stardom is Caeleb Dressel. He used to be a part of two profitable relays in Rio however actually burst onto the scene with 5 gold medals on the 2019 global championships. He’ll be entered within the shortest, quickest occasions: the 50 and 100 freestyle and the 100 butterfly, plus a couple of relays.
Simone Manuel changed into the primary Black lady to win a person swimming gold medal, within the 100 freestyle in Rio. In a marvel, she didn’t qualify for that match this 12 months, however she is going to swim the anchor leg for the US within the ladies’s 4×100 freestyle relay on Saturday night time Jap time, July 24. She may also swim within the 50 unfastened every week later.
Yet one more American to look at is Lilly King, who might be having a look to copy within the 100 breaststroke.
The American citizens may also be within the combine in all seven relays, together with a brand new blended medley relay by which every country will ship out two males and two ladies.
Who’re the world stars?
Katinka Hosszu of Hungary received each the 200 and 400 meter particular person medleys in Rio and is going for the double repeat in Tokyo. At the males’s aspect, Daiya Seto of Japan received a bronze within the 400 particular person medley 4 years in the past, however with vital development lately and swimming in his personal nation, he may win each the 200 and 400 I. M.s this time round. Michael Andrew of the U.S. within the shorter medley is his greatest risk.
Additionally search for Adam Peaty of Britain within the 100 breaststroke and Evgeny Rylov of Russia within the backstroke occasions.