Olympic Games Snapshot: A Capsule Look At the Day Seven Events in Tokyo; Katie Ledecky Seeks Three-Peat

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Olympic Games Snapshot: A Capsule Look At the Day Seven Events in Tokyo; Katie Ledecky Seeks Three-Peat

With the 2020ne Olympic Games less than a month away, Swimming World will run eight consecutive days of capsules that take a quick look at the events that will be held on a specific day in Tokyo. These capsules will provide a snapshot of the various events, including an historical snippet for each discipline.

Day Seven

Men’s 100 Butterfly

World Record: Caeleb Dressel (United States/2019) 49.50
2016 Olympic Champion: Joseph Schooling (Singapore) 50.39
Most Titles: United States (Seven)
Biggest Victory Margin: 1.29 Seconds (Mark Spitz Over Bruce Robertson – 1972)
Top-Five Times (2021) – Olympic Qualifiers
1. Caeleb Dressel (United States) 49.76
2. Kristof Milak (Hungary) 50.18
3. Matt Temple (Australia) 50.45
4. Josif Miladinov (Bulgaria) 50.93
5. James Guy (Great Britain) 50.96
Historical Note: At the 2016 Olympics, Michael Phelps, Chad Le Clos and Laszlo Cseh shared the silver medal in the event, which was won by Singapore’s Joseph Schooling.

Women’s 200 Backstroke

World Record: Regan Smith (United States/2019) 2:03.35
2016 Olympic Champion: Maya DiRado (United States) 2:05.99
Most Titles: United States (Four)
Biggest Victory Margin: 4.15 Seconds (Krisztina Egerszegi Over Whitney Hedgepeth – 1996)
Top-Five Times (2021) – Olympic Qualifiers
1. Kaylee McKeown (Australian) 2:04.28
2. Margherita Panziera (Italy) 2:05.56
3. Rhyan White (United States) 2:05.73
4. Emily Seebohm (Australia) 2:06.38
5. Phoebe Bacon (United States) 2:06.48
Historical Note: Hungarian Krisztina Egerszegi was the queen of this event at three consecutive Olympics, as she won gold in 1988, 1992 and 1996.

Women’s 800 Freestyle

World Record: Katie Ledecky (United States/2016) 8:04.79
2016 Olympic Champion: Katie Ledecky (United States) 8:04.79
Most Titles: United States (Nine)
Biggest Victory Margin: 11.7 Seconds (Debbie Meyer Over Pam Kruse – 1968)
Top-Five Times (2021) – Olympic Qualifiers
1. Katie Ledecky (United States) 8:13.64
2. Ariarne Titmus (Australia) 8:15.57
3. Kiah Melverton (Australia) 8:19.05
4. Simona Quadarella (Italy) 8:20.23
5. Katie Grimes (United States) 8:20.36
Historical Note: Americans Janet Evans, Brooke Bennett and Katie Ledecky have all won back-to-back gold medals in this event. Ledecky will chase her third straight title in Tokyo, as she seeks to join Dawn Fraser (100 freestyle) and Krisztina Egerszegi (200 backstroke) as the only women to win an event at three consecutive Games.

Mixed 400 Medley Relay

World Record: China (2020) 3:38.41
2016 Olympic Champion: Event Not Contested
Most Titles: First-Time Event
Biggest Victory Margin: First-Time Event
Historical Note: Making its Olympic debut, the mixed 400 medley relay will feature considerable strategy, as coaching staffs try to maximize where they can gain the greatest advantage over the opposition on the respective legs.

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