Adam Peaty of Great Britain has repeated as Olympic champion in the 100-meter breaststroke after also taking gold at the 2016 Rio Games. It took him 57.37 seconds to reach the end. Arno Kamminga of the Netherlands and Nicolo Martinenghi of Italy each swam 58.00 seconds to place second and third, respectively.
100m Breaststroke Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
Peaty was the clear favourite to win gold at the Olympics among swimmers, according to DraftKings Sportsbook.
One of the most famous athletes in Britain, the eight-time world champion and sixteen-time European champion also holds an MBE from the Queen of England. His record for the 100-meter breaststroke is among the top 20 all-time.
The Best Performing American was Michael Andrew, Who Came in Fourth.
- Adam Peaty (Great Britain) 57.37
- 58.00 for Arno Kamminga (NED)
- 58 seconds for Nicolo Martinenghi of Italy.
- U.S.A.’s Michael Andrew: 58.84
- A 58.96 for James Wilby of Great Britain
- The Chinese athlete Zibei Yan scored 58.99.
- U.S.A.’s Andrew Wilson came in at 58.99.
- (BLR) Ilya Shymanovich: 59.36
On Monday night (Tuesday afternoon in Japan), four swimming finals took place at the Tokyo Aquatics Center, and just one American came away with the top prize. Lydia Jacoby, a teenaged swimmer from Alaska, became the state’s first Olympian.
He won the women’s 100-meter breaststroke event. Lilly King, an American who was the defending Olympic winner in the same event, finished third.
Regan Smith and Ryan Murphy, two American swimmers, each earned bronze medals for their competitions.
Here is a rundown of everything that happened in the swimming events on Monday:
Breaststroke, 100 Metres, Women
Jacoby was the show-stopper. She showed incredible maturity and skill in the pool to win the night’s only swimming gold medal for the United States. King was the prerace favourite after winning the event at the 2016 Rio Olympics, but Jacoby proved she could compete by posting the second-best semi-final time (1:05:52).
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