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Olympic Swimming Games Live Scores, Updates, Highlights from Day 5 to Tokyo 2021 Games

America’s biggest swimming stars will face off on a busy day on Wednesday.

Caeleb Dressel, one of the world’s best speed swimmers, competes in the men’s 100 freestyle final, hoping to not only win gold and break the world record, but also stand up to ROC’s Kliment Kolesnikov. American freestyle swimmer Bobby Finke will compete in the first-ever Olympic men’s 800 freestyle, while Nic Fink will face a tough field in the men’s 200 breaststroke.

The women’s team will also see some of the sport’s most prominent names go head-to-head. Australia, Canada and the United States will meet in the women’s 4×200 freestyle relay, which will be the third meeting between Ariarne Titmus and Katie Ledecky. In this race, talents include Allison Schmitt (USA), Penny Oleksiak (Canada), Summer McIntosh (Canada) and Emma McKeon (Australia). And a pair of Americans will swim in the top four seeds of the women’s 200 butterfly with Hali Flickinger and Regan Smith set to face China’s Zhang Yufei and Hungarian Boglarka Kapas for the gold medal.

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

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Olympic swimming results

Time (ET) Event Winner 2nd 3rd
9:30 p.m. 800 m freestyle men (final) Bobby Finke (United States) Gregorio Paltrinieri (Italy) Mykhailo Romanchuk (Ukraine)
9:44 p.m. 200 breaststroke men (final) Zac Stubblety-Cook (Australia) Arno Kamminga (Netherlands) Matti Mattsson (Finland)
9:53 p.m. 100 women’s freestyle (semi-final 1) Siobhan Bernadette Haughey (Hong Kong) Cate Campbell (Australia) Penny Oleksiak (Canada)
9:58 p.m. 100 women’s freestyle (semi-final 2) Emma McKeon (Australia) Sarah Sjostrom (Sweden) Weitzeil Abbey (United States)
10:04 p.m. 200m backstroke men (semi-final 1) Evgeny Rylov (Russia) Adam Telegdy (Hungary) Radoslaw Kawecki (Poland)
10:11 p.m. 200m backstroke men (semi-final 2)
22:28 200 butterfly women (final)
22:37 100 m freestyle men (final)
22h54 200 women’s breaststroke (semi-final 1)
11:01 p.m. 200 women’s breaststroke (semi-final 2)
23:08 200 men’s individual medley (semi-final 1)
11:14 p.m. 200 men’s individual medley (semi-final 2)
23:31 Women’s 4×200 Freestyle Relay (Final)

Live swimming updates, 2021 Olympics highlights

200 m backstroke men (semi-final 2)

10:16 p.m .: Greenback and Murphy lead the pack and place in the top two. Spaniard Nicolas Garcia Saiz is third in the second semi-final.

10:15 p.m .: The greenback is still in the lead after the first 100, with Murphy now just behind him. Greenback entered the race with the fastest time in the preliminaries.

10:14 p.m .: Murphy comes third after the first 50. Briton Luke Greenback leads the pack.

10:12 p.m .: Murphy, the reigning 200 backstroke Olympic champion, will try to return to the final to defend his gold medal.

200 m backstroke men (semi-final 1)

10:10 p.m .: The close race was really for second place in this semi-final. Rylov arrived at 1: 54.45. Telegdy finished at 1: 56.19 and Kawecki finished at 1: 56.68. All but one of the heat swimmers finished in under 1:57.

10:09 p.m .: Rylov wins the semi-final by a body length. Hungarian Adam Telegdy finished second and Polish Radoslaw Kawecki third.

10:08 p.m .: Rylov leads after the first 100, and he strengthens his lead towards the wall.

10:07 p.m .: ROC’s Evgeny Rylov swims from lane four in the first round of the semi-final. Americans Bryce Mefford and Ryan Murphy will swim in the second heat.

Women’s 100 freestyle (semi-final 2)

10:04 p.m .: After McKeon, Haughey will be the second seed and Campbell will be the third seed. Oleksiak will be fifth in the 100 freestyle final and Weitzeil seventh. Brown missed the cut.

10:03 p.m .: McKeon’s fastest time of 52.32 will make her the No. 1 seed in the 100 freestyle final. Sjostrom comes in at 52.82 and Weitzeil finished at 52.99. Brown was seventh at 53.58.

10:02 p.m .: McKeon finished the semi-final in first place, Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom finishing second and Weitzeil third.

10:01 p.m .: McKeon and Briton Anna Hopkin lead the field after the first 50.

10:01 p.m .: A pair of Americans will swim in the second semi-final: Erika Brown and Abbey Weitzeil.

100 women’s freestyle (semi-final 1)

9:58 p.m .: Haughey finished with a time of 52.40, just below the recent Olympic record set by Australia’s Emma McKeon of 52.13 in the prelims. Campell was second at 52.71 and Oleksiak third at 52.86.

21:56: Haughey won the race with Campbell in second and Canada’s Penny Oleksiak in third.

21:56: Hong Kong’s Siobham Haughey leads just past Cate Campbell (Australia) at the turn.

200 breaststroke men (final)

21:51: Stubblety-Cook now holds the Olympic record in 2: 05.38. Kamminga took silver in 2: 07.01 and Finland’s Matti Mattsson took bronze in 2: 07.13.

9:49 p.m .: Australian Zac Stubblety-Cook sets an Olympic record overtaking Kamminga and winning gold in the 200 breaststroke.

9:49 p.m .: Kamminga keeps the lead with 50 meters to go.

9:48 p.m .: Dutch swimmer Arno Kamminga swims above world record pace after the first 100.

21:47: Swimmers compete in the 200 breaststroke final.

800 m freestyle men (final)

21:47: Incredible final stretch on the 50 to win gold at Finke.

9:43 p.m .: Finke finished with a time of 7: 41.87 to take the gold. Paltrinieri took silver in lane eight at 7: 42.11 and Romanchuk took bronze at 7: 42.33.

21:41: Finke comes out of nowhere to win the gold medal, qualifying for the bottom 50 of lane three to win the medal.

21:41: Germany’s Florian Wellbrock takes the lead in the last corner.

9:40 p.m .: Paltrinieri is still in the lead as the bell rings to signal the last lap.

9:38 p.m .: The peloton started to catch up with Paltrinieri with two Ukrainians – Mykhailo Romanchuk and Serhii Frolov – in the lead.

9:37 p.m .: The rest of the field behind Paltrinieri is very tight. Finke is currently second.

9:35 p.m .: Paltrinieri is about a step ahead of the top 200. He took a quick start out of the gate.

9:34 p.m .: After the first 100, it is the Italian Gregorio Paltrinieri in the lead.

9:33 p.m .: Watch American Bobby Finke in the 800 freestyle. He was third in a very close prelims.

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 finals races starting at 9:30 p.m. ET. The USA Network will present the playoffs 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 performed earlier in the morning.

Wednesday July 28

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

Thursday July 29

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

Friday July 30

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

Saturday July 31

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

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