Two of USASaturday in Tokyo. Caeleb Dressel, who already has two golds in these Olympics, could break his world record when he swims in the swimming events.
During Friday’s semifinals, Dressel set a new Olympicestablished in 2019. The two-time Olympian is the only man to have ever broken 50 seconds in the event. Hungary’s Kristof Milak had the second-fastest time in the semis, racing a 50.31. On Thursday, Dressel won his first individual gold in Tokyo in the 100-meter freestyle and added another gold in the men’s 4×100 freestyle relay.
Katie Ledecky, meanwhile, will compete in herof the Games in the 800-meter freestyle. She’ll attempt to three-peat in the event, having in London in 2012 and Rio in 2016. Ledecky won silver in the 400-meter freestyle, 1500-meter freestyle, and anchored the silver-winning women’s 4×200-meter freestyle relay.
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TOKYO – Morgan Pearson gutted out a blistering run on the final leg of the triathlon mixed relay on Saturday to give the second when Pearson took over the final leg.debut. Katie Zaferes, the bronze medalist in the women’s race, gave the Americans a narrow lead on the first leg, but the U.S. team was in
France’s Vincent Luis came from third to first halfway through the bike on the final leg, but Pearson ran him down to finish second. Britain won gold, while France took bronze in the firstfor the event, in which teams of four each swam 300 meters, biked 7.4 kilometers, and ran 2 kilometers.–Rachel Axon.
Ever wonder how the horses used for equestrian competitions at the Olympics make it to the host cities? The U.S. team, consisting of 12 Olympic andand coaches, groomers, doctors, and more, flew first to Europe for their pre-export quarantine before heading to Tokyo. Like their riders, they fly business class, and it took 19 planes to transport over 300 horses to Tokyo.
Each horse’s groomer and the vet must bring a month’s worth of supplies.is known for overpacking. Horses don’t have any more trouble flying than humans, though. Some like it more than others, and they’re tended to during the entirety of the flight.–Gabriela Miranda and Rachel Axon.
Another new event, the triathlon mixed relay, debuted at the. There are 17 countries listed as competing in the event. Each country has a four-person and two women — who will compete in a super sprint triathlon consisting of a 300-meter swim, 6.8-kilometer bike ride, and a 2-kilometer run. The order of competitors will alternate between genders and start with a woman.
Kevin McDowell, Morgan Pearson, Taylor Knibb, and Katie Zaferes will race for the U.S. Zaferes finished third in Monday’s women’s event.since this triathlon discipline was formalized in 2009, including gold in 2016 and silver in 2020. France is the three-time . Australia and Great Britain will be other teams to watch.
The first two days of the Olympic tournament have been marred by bad weather, with stoppages occurring due to storms in the area. Xander Schauffele overtook Mexico’s Carlos Ortiz in Friday’s second round for first place halfway through the tournament. He shot 8-under par on the day and is 11-under in the game heading into the . Schauffele’s fellow Americans, Patrick Reed and Collin Moriwaka, are 8-shots back from the lead. Schauffele is likely the best shot Team the USA has for a .,