US swimmers keep pace in medal race

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The Tokyo Olympics are in full swing and the medals have started to drop. The US men’s gymnastics team will compete in the finals, surfing will continue its Olympic debut and the Olympic pool has seen more action with swimming events. Here’s what’s happening today.NATATION Caeleb Dressel is chasing six swimming gold medals at the Tokyo Games, leading to an American victory in the men’s 4×100-meter freestyle relay. lead they never gave up, swimming the first leg in 47.26 seconds. Blake Pieroni and Bowe Becker kept the Americans in front before Zach Apple spun in a 46.69 anchor leg to leave no doubt in the end. The United States won in 3 minutes, 08.97 seconds, the third fastest stint in history. Italy took silver in 3: 10.11, while Australia took bronze in 3: 10.22. Ariarne Titmus of Australia defeated Katie Ledecky of the United States in the 400-meter freestyle at the Tokyo Olympics. Titmus won one of the games’ most anticipated races, taking the gold with the second fastest time in history. eight-lap race, activated speed to touch in 3 minutes, 56.69 seconds. Defending the Olympics Champion and world record holder Ledecky settled for silver this time around in 3: 57.36 – the fourth fastest time ever. No one else was even close. The bronze went to China’s Li Bingjie in 4: 01.08. The Americans were thrilled with their first day of collecting six medals, a celebration that hadn’t even been accomplished in the days of Michael Phelps – a period of five Summer Games. MEN’S GYMNASTICS The team representing the Russian Olympic Committee put in a remarkable performance from Artur Dalaloyan and Nikita Nagornyy to beat Japan and China in a tense men’s gymnastics final. The victory marked the first Olympic title for the Russians since the 1996 Atlanta Games. Russia’s total of 262,500 points was just good enough to fend off the sport‘s other two superpowers. Japan used a brilliant Daiki Hashimoto high bar routine in the final rotation to overtake China for second place with a score of 262.397. The Chinese were defeated by a fall from Lin Chaopan during a floor exercise in the first rotation. SURFINGA As an incipient storm rocked the waves on Monday on day two of surfing’s historic Olympic debut, there was a collapse of favorites with some of the sport’s biggest stars failing to make their mark. Mark. The second day of competition at Tsurigasaki Beach, about 90 miles east of Tokyo, began with a dazzling surprise in the first round of the women’s competition. Revered Australian Stephanie Gilmore was knocked out by the 17th Bianca Buitendag of South Africa. Gilmore, 33, is the most decorated surfer of these Games and she won the first day of Olympic competition with the highest score in ride and heat. Surfing conditions were better on Monday, with surfers receiving 6 to 7-foot waves that were twice as good as the day before due to an expected typhoon in the region whose effects are expected to be felt in Japan on Tuesday. Conditions should once again set the stage for an explosive air show during day three of competition. SOFTBALL Kelsey Stewart hit a late-game home run ahead of the seventh inning, and the United States rallied late to beat Japan 2-1 on Monday and win the Olympic group stage of softball – and with it the right to strike last in the gold medal game. Check out the full Olympic Games schedule here. CNN contributed to this report.

The Tokyo Olympics are in full swing and medals are starting to pour in.

The US men’s gymnastics team will compete in the finals, surfing will continue its Olympic debut and the Olympic pool has seen more action with swimming events. Here is what is happening today.

TO SWIM

Caeleb Dressel went on her quest for six swimming gold medals at the Tokyo Games, leading an American victory in the men’s 4×100-meter freestyle relay.

Dressel gave the United States a lead they’ve never given up, swimming the first stage in 47.26 seconds.

Blake Pieroni and Bowe Becker kept the Americans in the lead before Zach Apple spun in a 46.69 anchor leg to leave no doubt in the end.

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Team USA’s Blake Pieroni and Team USA’s Caeleb Dressel celebrate after winning the gold medal in the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay final on day three of the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020 at Tokyo Aquatic Center on July 26, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

The United States won in 3:08.97, the third fastest stint in history. Italy took silver in 3: 10.11, while bronze went to Australia in 3: 10.22.

Ariarne Titmus of Australia defeated Katie Ledecky of the United States in the 400-meter freestyle at the Tokyo Olympics.

Titmus won one of the games’ most anticipated races, taking the gold with the second fastest time in history.

Titmus, who was trailing close to full length at the halfway point of the eight-lap race, activated speed for a 3-minute, 56.69-second touchdown.

Reigning Olympic champion and world record holder Ledecky settled for silver this time around in 3: 57.36 – the fourth fastest time on record.

No one else was even close. Bronze went to China’s Li Bingjie in 4: 01.08.

The Americans were thrilled with their first day of collecting six medals, a celebration that hadn’t even been accomplished in the days of Michael Phelps – a period of five Summer Games.

MEN’S GYMNASTICS

The team representing the Russian Olympic Committee put on the remarkable performances of Artur Dalaloyan and Nikita Nagornyy to beat Japan and China in a tense men’s team gymnastics final.

The victory marked the first Olympic title for the Russians since the 1996 Atlanta Games.

Russia’s total of 262,500 points was just good enough to fend off the sport’s other two superpowers. Japan used a brilliant Daiki Hashimoto high bar routine in the final rotation to overtake China for second place with a score of 262.397.

The Chinese were defeated by a fall from Lin Chaopan during a floor exercise in the first rotation.

SURFANT

As an incipient storm rocked the waves on Monday on day two of surfing’s historic Olympic debut, there was a collapse of favorites as some of the sport’s biggest stars failed to make their mark.

Day two of competition at Tsurigasaki Beach, about 90 miles east of Tokyo, began with a stunning surprise in the first round of the women’s competition. Revered Australian Stephanie Gilmore was knocked out by South African Bianca Buitendag, 17th.

Gilmore, 33, is the most decorated surfer of these Games, and she won the first day of Olympic competition with the highest Ride and Heat score.

Surfing conditions were better on Monday, with surfers receiving 6 to 7-foot waves that were twice as good as the day before due to an expected typhoon in the area whose effects are expected to be felt in Japan on Tuesday. Conditions should once again set the stage for an explosive air show on day three of competition.

SOFT BALL

Kelsey Stewart hit a late-game homerun before the seventh inning, and the United States rallied late to beat Japan 2-1 on Monday and win the Olympic group stage of softball – and with that the right to strike in last in the gold medal game.

Check out the full Olympic Games schedule here.

CNN contributed to this report.


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