Katie Ledecky has won 10 medals in three Olympic Games, including 7 gold medals. Credit...Doug Mills/New York Times
Tokyo-This is the Katie and Caleb show, an ongoing swimming series where the Americans continue to win medals at the Olympics.
Caleb Drexel won his third gold medal in this Olympics, setting a world record in the 100-meter butterfly with a time of 49.45 seconds. He will look for his fourth gold medal in the 50m race on Sunday, the last day of the race.
Katie Ledecky won the gold medal in one of her iconic competitions-the women’s 800m freestyle, completing her competition at the Tokyo Olympics, becoming the first to win the event three consecutive Olympic Games swimmer.
She finished the game in 8 minutes and 12.57 seconds and defeated the Australian opponent Ariarne Titmus by 1.26 seconds. Although Ledki finished in Tokyo and won two gold medals (the other among 1,500 free medals) and two silver medals, she said that she has already begun to look forward to the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, which is only three years away. And is playing with the 2028 Los Angeles Games.
"I will definitely pass through Paris," Ledki said. "Maybe there is more. Just wait and see."
Women's 800-meter freestyle, play length 0 of 16, the game visualization is displayed at 12 times the speed. : Rich Harris, Eden Weingart, Alice Fang, Nikolas Diamant and Ashley Wu. Her four medals in Tokyo enabled her to win a total of 10 medals in the three Olympics, including 7 gold medals and 3 silver medals.
The 24-year-old Lederki has maintained the Olympic and world records for this event, which was set at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. At that time, she swam with an amazing 8:04.79 and won by nearly 12 seconds. In Rio, this was the last of her four gold medals and won a silver medal.
Ledki celebrated after winning the 800m freestyle. Credit...Hiroko Masuike/New York Times, but this is a different Lederkey and a different era. She is still the most popular, and her qualifying time of 8:15.67 can still win in Brazil five years ago. Competitors are approaching, including her 15-year-old American teammate Katie Grimes (Katie Grimes), she may be the heir to some of Ledki's best events.
Grimes finished fourth, behind Italy's bronze medalist Simone Quadarella.
But Titmus has now become Lederkey's main competitor. She defeated Lederkey in two other individual matches here, the 200 free game (Lederkey ranked fifth) and the 400 free game (Lederkey won the silver medal, 0.67 seconds less than the gold medal).
For Katie Ledecky, the longer the game, the better. How can Katie Ledecky's competitors narrow the gap in her dominance in the pool. "I'm really, really happy to have such a game," Ledki said. "This is something to cheer for me, and I know it also cheers for her. I hope I can keep up and stay competitive, and move on." Ledecky said she was "very happy" with the meeting in Tokyo, including the rare ones. Won the fifth place in 200 free games. She is motivated to win 800 free games.
"I really just want to end with a very good note," she said. "I only know that if I end with a bad result, it will always be with me, so I just try it as a motivation to complete the game with the best stone." Drexel completed 100 flights with the best result. -A world record was created-but there are more swimming activities to do. He successfully advanced to the semi-finals in 50 free games and is expected to win another gold medal on the final day of the game.
Caleb Drexel is a star in the Tokyo Olympics. Credit...Hiroko Masuike/New York Times. He subsequently joined the US team in the first mixed 4x100 medley relay final and free-swimmed at the last stop, but it was not enough for the US to win a medal. Britain won with a world record, followed by China and Australia.
The United States ranked fifth, three seconds behind the championship.
But Drexel did not lose any individual events. In 100 flights, Drexel has maintained a world record (49.5 seconds, 2019) and an Olympic record (49.71, Friday). Kristof Milak of Hungary, a 200-flying gold medalist, swam to the left of Drexel, which Drexel suspected was his closest match location.
He is right. Milac followed Dreiser to complete the game and hit the European record with a score of 49.68.
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The playing game visualization is displayed at 4 times the speed. : Rich Harris, Eden Weingart, Alice Fang, Nikolas Diamant and Ashley Wu
"What a close game-two fastest in history," Drexel said. "You don't get such things often, so being a part of it is really special."
The two of them, along with Michael Phelps and Milorad Cavitch, are still the only athletes in the history of this event to swim under 50 seconds. "That thing will only get faster, I know that," Drexel said. "What's exciting is that it needs to break the world record to win." The Americans had hoped to win one or two more medals in the women's 200m backstroke, but eventually won the fourth and fifth. Australia's Kaylee McKeown won with 2:04.68. Something was missing from the competition: the world record holder Regan Smith (Regan Smith) was not qualified because he finished third in the US trials. It shows the depth of the United States in this event and the entire sport.
The two swimmers who defeated her in June-Ryan White and Phoebe Bacon-were arranged here to win medals, on either side of Australia's 29-year-old Emily Sibom, who has the fastest qualifying time. swim. White, 21 years old, finished fourth. The 18-year-old Bacon finished fifth. (As for Smith, she completed her schedule and left Tokyo with silver and bronze medals.) This left a clear stage for Drexel and Ledkey, she now withdrew her legacy intact, and Hope to grow.