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Tokyo 2020 swimming started with world record

Tokyo 2020 swimming started with world record

Tokyo, July 25 (Prensa Latina) With four finals Tokyo 2020 Olympic swimming began on Sunday, a day in which usual supremacy of the United States in this discipline was stopped.
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Medals were shared among Tunisia, Japan, Australia and the US.

Australian quartet of women’s 4x100m freestyle relay with Bronte Campbell, Meg Harris, Emma McKeon and Cate Campbell in an impressive performance stopped timers at 3: 29.69 minutes to set a new world record.

With this performance, ‘Aussies’ placed swimmers from Canada (3: 32.78) and USA (3: 32.81) in second and third, respectively.

Japanese Yui Ohashi surprised at the Aquatic Center of Tokyo 2020, and with her triumph in 400m women’s individual styles destroyed aspirations of US favorites Emma Weyant and Hali Flickinger.

Ohashi with 4:32.08 beat Weyant (4: 32.76) and Flickinger (4: 34.90) to whom she left silver and bronze.

Men’s 400m freestyle recorded another surprise at these Olympic Games when Tunisian swimmer Ahmed Hafnaoui touched first at winning 3:43.36, thus defeating Australian Jack McLoughlin (3: 43.52) who pushed back US Kieran Smith to third (3 : 43.94).

In the fourth final of swimming day in Tokyo 2020 this Sunday, US delegation was relieved after Chase Kalisz won men’s individual combined 400m, with silver for his fellow countryman Jay Litherland and bronze to the chest of Australian Brendon Smith.

Kalisz stopped the clock at 4: 09.42 to easily defeat Litherland (4: 10.28) and Smith (4: 10.38).

For Monday, Tokyo 2020 swimming holds other four finals, these in women’s 100m butterfly, men’s 100m breaststroke, 400m freestyle for women and 4x100m freestyle relay for men.


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