By Ben Dornan on SwimSwam


When: Pool swimming: Saturday, July 24- Sunday, August 1, 2021

Open Water swimming: Wednesday, August 4- Thursday, August 5, 2021

Where: Olympic Aquatics Centre/ Tokyo, Japan Heats: 7 PM/ Semifinals& Finals: 10:30 AM( Local occasion) Full aquatics schedule SwimSwam Event Previews Entry Lists Live Results


The Australian girls covered off their Tokyo tour with one final golden award operation in the 4×100 medley communicate. The contingent of Kaylee McKeown, Chelsea Hodges, Emma McKeon, and Cate Campbell made a new Olympic record in the event of 3:51.60. That was enough to out-touch the Americans who came in with a 3:51.73 for silver and the Canadians who has a 3:52.60 for bronze.

Canada went off to a quick start as Kylie Masse hit a 57.90 in the prelims, determining her the only sub-5 8 wife in the field. That occasion for Masse was her second-fastest time in history behind her 57.70 Canadian record from Olympic Test and the 57.72 she announced to take Olympic silver. The conducting trio was rounded out by Kaylee McKeown and Regan Smith who swim a 58.01 and 58.05, respectively. Both ought to have approximately a half-second faster and brace PBs of 57.45 and 57.57, respectively.

Smith left a wide margin between herself and 4th fastest backstroker Peng Xuwei of China. That dive for Xuwei was her quickest dive of the fulfill, improving upon the 59.78 she swim in the heats and the 59.98 she swim in semis for 12 th region overall.

100 Backstroke Splits

Swimmer Country Back Split

Kylie Masse Canada 57.90

Kaylee McKeown Australia 58.01

Regan Smith USA 58.05

Peng Xuwei China 59.63

Michelle Coleman Sweden 59.75

Anna Konishi Japan 59.92

Mariia Kameneva ROC 59.95

Margherita Panziera Italy 1:00.03

Lydia Jacoby was a suggestion faster here than the 1:05.09 she swim without goggles during the course of its mixed potpourrus relay earlier on in Tokyo. Her 1:05.03 was notably slower, however than the 1:04.95 she rendered to win Olympic gold. The large-scale performer here, nonetheless, was Australia’s Chelsea Hodges who propelled down a 1:05.57 divide which was actually more than a second faster than both the 1:06.70 she float in the prelims of the individual race and her 1:06.60 in semis. She shaped 3 swimmers here who qualified for the individual final in Carraro, Chikunova, and Hansson.

This was Canada’s weakest leg and the only one that didn’t region within the top 2. Sydney Pickrem was a 1:07.17 here which was a bit slower than the 1:06.42 she reached during the course of its 2019 World Championships medley relay. She was also slightly faster during the course of its prelims of the episode where she touched a 1:07.03.

100 Breaststroke Splits

Swimmer Country Breast Split

Lydia Jacoby USA 1:05.03

Chelsea Hodges Australia 1:05.57

Martina Carraro Italy 1:05.88

Evgenia Chikunova ROC 1:05.99

Tang Qianting China 1:06.09

Kanako Watanabe Japan 1:06.61

Sophie Hansson Sweden 1:06.67

Sydney Pickrem Canada 1:07.17

The top 3 splits on the butterfly leg show the same order that these three women finished in the individual 100 fly. Maggie MacNeil and Zhang Yufei swim a 55.27 and 55.39 which was quicker than their respective finals times in the individual event of 55.59 and 55.64, while Emma McKeon‘s 55.91 was a bit slower than the 55.72 she produced for bronze in the 100 fly. This was the weak leg for the American team and the only one to not residence top 3 as Torri Huske reached a 56.16 to trail her individual action of 55. 73 which got her 4th lieu in the 100 butterfly.

100 Butterfly Splits

Swimmer Country Fly Split

Maggie MacNeil Canada 55.27

Zhang Yufei China 55.39

Emma McKeon Australia 55.91

Louise Hansson Sweden 56.12

Torri Huske USA 56.16

Svetlana Chimrova ROC 56.7

Elena di Liddo Italy 56.96

Rikako Ikee Japan 57.92

En route to her 4th Olympic gold honour, Cate Campbell fastened for the Australians and managed to lay down a 52.11 which would rank as her 3rd fastest age from a flat start in history while sitting a little bit above the 51.97 freestyle leg she contributed to Australia’s gold medal-winning swim in 2016.

Penny Oleksiak did what was needed for Canada with a 52.26 to get her hand on the wall for 3rd arrange, commemorating her 7th Olympic medal which utters her the most embellished Olympian in Canadian history. Abbey Weiteil was 3rd here with a 52.49 and while it was enough for Olympic silver, wasn’t quick enough to catch an on-fire Campbell. Sarah Sjostrom likewise came under 53 seconds with a 52.73 to get Sweden 5th overall in national record-time of 3:54.27.

100 freestyle Splits

Swimmer Country Free Split

Cate Campbell Australia 52.11

Penny Oleksiak Canada 52.26

Abbey Weitzeil USA 52.49

Sarah Sjostrom Sweden 52.73

Yang Junxuan China 53.02

Chihiro Igarashi Japan 53.67

Federica Pellegrini Italy 53.81

Arina Surkova ROC 54.29

In addition to their overall win in the event, Australia too had the best aggregate reaction time of 0.49 seconds. The USA notably had the weakest showing in this field and developed a reaction time add-up which was more than double that of the Australians with a 1.09. They were 1 of 2 units with an add-up of over 1 second as China’s crew had a 1.05. Japan’s squad( 0.64) were 2nd to the Australians reaction time-wise despite their 8th region finish in the heat, closely followed by Canada who had the 3rd quickest norm turnovers at 0.66.

Reaction Time Aggregates


Aggregate Exchanges

Australia 0.49 USA 1.09 Canada 0.66 China 1.05 Sweden 0.94 Italy 0.87 Russia 0.80 Japan 0.64

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