Japanese swimmer Yui Ohashi has swept the ladies’s particular person medley on the Tokyo Olympics.
Ohashi rallied to win the 200-meter medley, beating Americans Alex Walsh and Kate Douglass on Wednesday. Ohashi had beforehand gained the 400-meter particular person medley.
The successful time was 2 minutes, 8.52 seconds. Walsh took the silver in 2:08.65, whereas the bronze went to Douglass in 2:09.04.
Defending Olympic champion and world record-holder Katinka Hosszu of Hungary completed seventh. She was the oldest swimmer within the last at age 32.
Australian Ariarne Titmus celebrates after successful the ladies’s 200-meter freestyle last on the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday. Photo: AP/Charlie Riedel
Earlier Ariarne Titmus has crushed Katie Ledecky once more on the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.
In reality, Ledecky didn’t even win a medal — the primary time that’s ever occurred to her on the Olympics.
Titmus, nicknamed “The Terminator,” gave the Australian ladies their third particular person swimming gold of those video games with a victory within the 200-meter freestyle.
Titmus set an Olympic document of 1 minute, 53.50 seconds to make it 2-for-2 in opposition to the American star, following up an exciting victory within the 400 free.
In the longer race, Titmus conserved her vitality over the primary half of the race, then rallied to move Ledecky with the second-fastest efficiency in historical past.
Ledecky wasn’t even shut within the 200, making the primary flip in seventh place and by no means getting increased than her fifth-place displaying on the finish. The defending Olympic champion completed in 1:55.21 — practically 2 seconds behind the winner.
Ledecky confronted a grueling morning that additionally included the ultimate of the 1,500 free during which she lastly collected her first gold medal of the Tokyo Games.
The 1,500-meter freestyle made its Olympic debut for ladies this 12 months. That helped the American star make up for what has to this point been the worst displaying of her Olympic profession.
About an hour after ending the 200-meter freestyle, Ledecky held off teammate Erica Sullivan to win the metric mile in quarter-hour, 37.34 seconds.
Sullivan claimed the silver in 15:41.41, whereas Germany’s Sarah Kohler grabbed the bronze in 15:42.91.
“I think people maybe feel bad for that I’m not winning everything and whatever, but I want people to be more concerned about other things going on in the world, people that are truly suffering,” Ledecky stated. “I’m just proud to bring home a gold medal to Team USA.”
It was fairly a morning for Ledecky, who appeared a bit overcome by the ups and downs she skilled in somewhat over an hour.
She tumbled over the lane rope to offer Sullivan a hug, let loose an uncharacteristic scream towards the American cheering part within the principally empty enviornment and appeared to be holding again tears as she pulled her goggles again down over her eyes earlier than exiting the pool.
“After the 200, I knew I had to turn the page very quickly,” Ledecky stated. “In the warm down pool I was thinking of my family. Kind of each stroke I was thinking of my grandparents.”
Her voice choked with emotion. She crunched her eyes attempting to not cry.
“They’re the toughest four people I know,” Ledecky stated, “and that’s what helped me get through that.”
Siobahn Haughey of Hong Kong led a lot of the race earlier than hanging on to take the silver in 1:53.92. The bronze went to Canada’s Penny Oleksiak in 1:54.70.
Italy’s Federica Pellegrini of Italy completed seventh in her fifth and last Olympics. She gained the gold in 2008 and continues to be the world-record holder.
There have been no surprises within the males’s 200 butterfly, with Kristof Milak of Hungary romping to a dominating victory.
Milak gained the the gold by about two physique lengths, backing up his standing as one of many greatest favorites on the Olympic pool.
He touched in an Olympic document of 1:51.25 — some 2 1/2 seconds forward of the silver medalist, Japan’s Tomoru Honda, who completed in 1:53.73.
The bronze went to Italy’s Federico Burdisso in 1:54.45.
South African star Chad le Clos completed fifth. He gained the 200 fly on the 2012 London Olympics, upsetting Michael Phelps, however was no match for the Hungarian star.
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