British, Russian men win, Australian women shine again, Alaskan teens shock with gold


Tokyo — On Tuesday, Britain had a one-on-two success in the men’s 200m freestyle, Russian swimmers ended US domination with a 100m backstroke, and Cary Makiown at the Olympics to celebrate Australian girls in the Tokyo pool. Gave money. On the same day, Alaskan teen Lydia Jacoby staged her 2016 Olympic champion teammate Lilly King, winning a stunning gold medal in a woman’s 100-meter chest stroke.

Tom Dean won the gold medal and his teammate Duncan Scott won the silver medal in 200 freestyles. Two British swimmers separated their rivals and Brazil’s Fernando Scheffer won the bronze medal.

Following Adam Peaty’s victory in the 100m breaststroke on Monday, he left Dean in retrospect of the adversity he faced on his second swim gold medal in the UK.

“Wow. Wrapping gold around my neck is a dream come true … I’ve been infected with COVID twice in the last 12 months … I was sitting alone in my apartment, so the Olympic gold was a million miles away. “He said.

In the Men’s 100 Backstroke, U.S. swimmers have won the last six tournaments, with Evgeny Rilov and Criment Kolesnikov taking the top spot on the podium, with U.S. Rio champion Ryan Murphy in third place. became.

The Russian man has not won a gold medal in swimming since 1996, when both Alexander Popov and Denis Pankratov won the podium twice.

McKean pips Canada’s Kyliemouth and makes a spectacular second half counterattack in the women’s 100 backstroke to add Arian Titoms gold and 4×100 freestyle relay team gold in the 400m free Monday. rice field.

McKean, 20, was only one-200th of the world record she set in the June Australian trial.

If last year the tournament where his father was suffering from a brain tumor was held on schedule, McKean would not have been able to compete in Tokyo. He died in August.

“That’s not necessarily what I’ve experienced. Everyone is on their own journey. It just happened to be hard,” he said.

In another race that was settled, Lydia Jacoby of the United States won the gold medal in the women’s 100m breaststroke. 17-year-old Alaska finished 0.27 seconds earlier than South African Tatiana Skun maker at 1: 04.95.

Lilly King, Jacoby’s teammate who won the 2016 event in Rio, won the bronze.

Lydia Jacoby
Lydia Jacoby of the United States will react after winning the women’s 100-meter breaststroke final at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo on July 27, 2021. (KaiPfaffenbach / Reuters)

Simon Evans