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Olympics swimming live results, updates, highlights from Day 4 at 2021 Tokyo Games

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It may be the biggest day of the Olympics for Katie Ledecky.

She starts her morning in Tokyo swimming as an underdog in the women’s 200-meter freestyle, where she will face Australia’s Ariarne Titmus, who is favorite to win, and star swimmers Federica Pellegrini of Italy and Penny Oleksiak of Canada. It will be the second of three races between the two freestyle swimmers, who quickly developed the best rivalry in the sport, as the duo compete again in the 800 freestyle on Friday.

That won’t be all from Ledecky on Tuesday, however. She will also compete in the first-ever women’s Olympic 1,500 freestyle, a race in which she is expected to win solidly, helping to add to her Olympic legacy.

Americans Kate Douglass and Alex Walsh will also compete for gold in the 200 IM as the duo enter the race as No. 1 and 3 seeds, respectively, while Gunnar Bentz hopes to bring the American men a medal in the 200. butterfly, although winning gold can be a challenge with world record holder Kristof Milak (Hungary) striding through the peloton. The swim finals end with the men’s 4×200 freestyle relay, where Great Britain dominated the preliminaries, but the rest of the field remains wide open with the United States hoping to clinch gold with a new roster after finishing fifth in the preliminaries.

Sporting News will provide live updates and highlights from each event during day four of the Olympic Swimming Finals.

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Olympic swimming results

Time (ET) Event Winner 2nd 3rd
9:30 p.m. 100m freestyle men (semi-final 1) Single Villasenor (United States) Alessandro Miressi (Italy) Hwang Sunwoo (South Korea)
9:35 p.m. 100 m freestyle men (semi-final 2) Kliment Kolesnikov (Russia) Kyle Chalmers (Australia) Nandor Nemeth (Hungary)
9:41 p.m. 200 women’s freestyle (final) Ariarne Titmus (Australia) Haughey Siobhan Bernadette (Hong Kong) Penny Oleksiak (Canada)
9:49 p.m. 200 butterfly men (final) Kristof Milak (Hungary) Tomoru Honda (Japan) Federico Burdisso (Italy)
21:57 200 butterfly women (semi-final 1) Hali Flickinger (United States) Regan Smith (United States) Svetlana Chimrova (Russia)
10:04 p.m. 200 butterfly women (semi-final 2) Zhang Yufei (China) Boglarka Kapas (Hungary) Yu Liyan (China)
22:21 200 breaststroke men (semi-final 1)
22:28 200 breaststroke men (semi-final 2)
10:45 p.m. 200 women’s individual medley (final)
22h54 1500 freestyle women (final)
23:26 Men’s 4×200 Freestyle Relay (Final)

Live swimming updates, 2021 Olympics highlights

200 butterfly women (semi-final 2)

10:09 p.m .: Yufei’s time is the fastest in the world this year at 2: 04.89. Kapas is second in 2: 06.59 and Liyan third in 2: 07.04.

10:09 p.m .: Yufei takes the first place. Hungarian Boglarka Kapas is second and Chinese Yu Liyan third.

10:07 p.m .: In the first 100, the Chinese Zhang Yufei fled with the peloton. She entered with the fastest time in the preliminaries.

200 butterfly women (semi-final 1)

10:02 p.m .: Flickinger finished strong and clocked 2: 06.23 with Smith coming in just behind in 2: 06.64. ROC’s Svetlana Chimrova is third in 2: 08.62.

10:01 p.m .: Flickinger takes the lead with Smith in second.

10:01 p.m .: It’s not particularly close between the Americans and the peloton on the last lap.

22h00: Smith and Flickinger make one and two after the first 100. Briton Alys Thomas finished third.

9:59 p.m .: Two Americans – Hali Flickinger and Regan Smith – raced in both fast lanes in the women’s 200 butterfly semi-final.

200 butterfly men (final)

9:55 p.m .: Milak breaks Phelps’ record with a time of 1: 51.25. Honda finished at 1: 53.73 and Burdisso was third at 1: 54.45.

9:53 p.m .: Milak runs away with it and sets a new Olympic record. The Japanese Tomoru Honda finished second and the Italian Federico Burdisso third.

9:53 p.m .: South African Chad le Clos takes the lead after the first 100 on Milak, but the Hungarian starts to gain the advantage on the turn.

21:51: This is an Olympic watch and major world record. Hungarian Kristof Milak already holds the world record, and he could break Michael Phelps’ record. American Gunnar Bentz to try to win a medal for the United States

Women’s 200 freestyle (final)

9:48 p.m .: With bronze, Oleksiak is the most decorated Canadian of the Summer Games with six medals.

9:47 p.m .: Ledecky finished fifth in the race in 1: 55.21. She will have another chance to win a medal later tonight. Titmus finished with an Olympic record in 1: 53.50 with Haughey in 1: 53.92 and Oleksiak third in 1: 54.70.

9.45 p.m .: Titmus sets the Olympic record by coming back against Haughey, who wins silver. Oleksiak wins the bronze medal.

9.45 p.m .: Haughey Siobhan Bernadette (Hong Kong) leads the field after the first 100.

21:44: Penny Oleksiak (Canada) leads after the first 50.

21:44: The swimmers are gone.

9:43 p.m .: Can Ledecky win her second straight gold in the 200 freestyle? It will be a challenge against Titmus.

100 m freestyle men (semi-final 2)

21:41: Dressel takes second place in the general classification of the final.

9:40 p.m .: Kolesnikov takes the best overall time with 47.11 with Chalmers with 47.80 and Nemeth with 47.81. Apple places sixth in the heat at 48.04 and will miss the final.

9:40 p.m .: Kliment Kolesnikov (ROC) is first in the second set, Chalmers second and Hungarian Nandor Nemeth third.

9:38 p.m .: American Zach Apple will face reigning Olympic champion Kyle Chalmers of Australia in the second round of the semi-final. Italy’s Thomas Ceccon set the fastest time in the preliminaries this year with 47.71.

100m freestyle men (semi-final 1)

9:34 p.m .: Dressel’s time of 47.23 is the fastest recorded in the world this year. Miressi just behind at 47.52 and Sunwoo also closes at 47.56. Liendo Edwards was seventh at 48.19 and Kisil eighth at 48.31.

9:33 p.m .: Dressel is heading for victory in the 100, with Italian Alessandro Miressi and South Korean Hwang Sunwoo finishing second and third in the race.

9:32 p.m .: The two Canadian men in this wave as well as Yuri Kisil and Joshua Liendo Edwards facing Dressel.

9:30 p.m .: America’s top freestyle swimmer Caeleb Dressel will lead the action tonight in the first semi-final of the 100 freestyle.

2021 Olympic Swimming Games Calendar

With the exception of July 31, each day will begin with prelims at 6 a.m. ET and end with final races starting at 9:30 p.m. ET each day. The USA Network will broadcast the series in the United States and NBC will host the finals, while CBC will cover both events in Canada.

Those in the United States hoping to see reruns of the qualifying heats can tune into NBC each afternoon to see how the swimmers fared earlier in the morning.

Tuesday July 27

Event Time (ET) Canal (United States) Canal (Canada)
Heat 6h00 United States Radio-Canada
Finals 9:30 p.m. NBC Radio-Canada

Wednesday July 28

Event Time (ET) Canal (United States) Canal (Canada)
Heat 6h00 United States Radio-Canada
Finals 9:30 p.m. NBC Radio-Canada

Thursday July 29

Event Time (ET) Canal (United States) Canal (Canada)
Heat 6h00 United States Radio-Canada
Finals 9:30 p.m. NBC Radio-Canada

Friday July 30

Event Time (ET) Canal (United States) Canal (Canada)
Heat 6h00 United States Radio-Canada
Finals 9:30 p.m. NBC Radio-Canada

Saturday July 31

Event Time (ET) Canal (United States) Canal (Canada)
Finals 9:30 p.m. NBC Radio-Canada

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