The South African sconemaker broke the world record, which was launched by Lily King’s suicidal debut. The two hug with other swimmers. Emma McCann wins the free 100
Swimming’s first individual world record was set for waiting longer than usual at a Games, but when it arrived, it did it in a dynamic way, a reflection of the purest thing in the sport, a performance. That competition is not hate, that fighting and respect for those who do it against you can move us forward together. The women’s 200 breaststroke record (2:18.95) was in the body of Tajtana SconemakerHe showed it in the series and in the semi-finals. But he wouldn’t have achieved it alone, without a demand to be proud of lily king. The embrace of the record, in still water, was an embrace of admiration and respect.
Lily King is one of the greats, although her first attempt at the Aquatic Center in Tokyo won’t take her to the place she expected. At 200 breaststrokes, she knew she was a far cry from this extraordinary South African swimmer like everyone else. However, he showed what a champion is made of, coming out aggressively from the pots, so much so that he overcame the first 50 eight-tenths of the world record to be passed. If there was anything to prove emotionally, it was done, even if it was a suicidal tactic. However, the schoonermaker did not change his cadence, fret not. If it was finally on the record, it would be first.
The American returned to first place in the 100, but everything indicated that his effort paid off in the last 50. It really didn’t, as it finished in 2:19.92, a standout mark, the United States’ new record. Schonmaker, on the other hand, did it a second behind (2:18.95). She is the first woman to break the 2:19 barrier. annie lazor, from the United States, was in third place. They all came to embrace South Africa, shed tears, proud of the career they shared.
record hurts too Caleb Dressel, on his own 100 butterflies (47.50), the only one he could snatch Michael Phelps, although the former is more runny than the latter, the great monster of the genres. He credited 49.71 in the semi-finals, while the Hungarian Christophe Milaki He did 50.31, but he pounced again. He wants more and is into it. The final promises another explosion and, perhaps, a new record.
If Dressel aspires to be the great masculine reference of the Tokyo swimming pool, there are many candidates for its high status in the feminine, with the presence of Ariane Titmus and the resistance of Katie Ledecky, in addition to the new South African record holder. is in that group Emma McKeon, which added to his gold in the 4×100 relay and an individual bronze, a gold of the 100 free (51.96). his compatriots Kate Campbell was the third. Australia does not match its pulse with the United States.
USA, Out of Style Podium
North Americans missed out on 200 styles, where Phelps and Ryan Lochte He didn’t leave anyone else’s head room during the last cycle. far wang, from China, won with 1:55.00 and took one second from his country’s record. Duncan Scott, from Great Britain and Swiss Jeremy Desplanches He followed them to the podium without stars and stripes, but with a high standard, as he also improved the national record.