US starts off strong with 3 swim medals, including 1st gold
Chase Kalisz led a medal haul by the powerhouse American team at the Olympic pool, taking gold Sunday in the men’s 400-meter individual medley. Host Japan claimed its first swimming gold, and Tunisia also got a stint atop the medal podium. Kalisz was the first U.S, medal winner of the Tokyo Games, and Jay Litherland made it a 1-2 finish for the Americans by rallying on the freestyle leg to claim the silver.news.yahoo.com
Olympics Latest: Ohashi wins swimming gold for Japan
Yui Ohashi has given Japan its first swimming gold medal at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre. With a dazzling breaststroke leg, Ohashi romped to victory in the women’s 400-meter individual medley, touching first in 4 minutes, 32.08 seconds. The Americans have earned five of a possible nine medals from the first three swimming finals, including a gold by Chase Kalisz in the men’s 400 individual medley.news.yahoo.com
Swimmer Ryan Lochte miffed at his times in return to racing
“This is probably going to go down as my worst meet that I’ve ever had,” he said by phone from Sarasota, Florida. Lochte figures he’s competed in just seven meets since 2016. Lochte said he’s still in touch with Phelps, who retired after Rio and has three boys of his own now. Lochte looks around the pool deck at his young competitors and admits not knowing their names and who is the fastest. It’s still fun.”Lochte still has his supporters, whether it’s his fans who know he’s always willing to accommodate their requests or those in the sport.