On Thursday, a U.S. swimmer broke the Olympic record in the men’s 100-meter freestyle event, which he won in Tokyo.
To win gold, he had to finish ahead of Australian Kyle Chalmers (47:08), who had won silver at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Kliment Kolesnikov (47.44), a member of the Russian Olympic Committee and one of the pre-race favourites, finished in third place.
Aside from the 4×100-meter freestyle relay gold he won with Blake Pieroni, Bowe Becker, and Zach Apple, this is Dressel’s second gold medal of the Tokyo Games.
Two of his gold medals in relay events at the 2016 Olympics brought his total to four.
Swimming at the Summer Olympics – 50 Meter Freestyle
From July 30th to August 1st, 2021, the Olympic Aquatics Centre hosted the men’s 50-meter freestyle event at the 2020 Summer Olympics.
This will be the tenth time the competition has been featured; it was first held in 1904 (as 50 yards), and has been included in every edition since 1988.
It’s been dubbed the “splash and dash” competition because of how quickly participants have to move.
Anant Singh, a member of the International Olympic Committee from South Africa, handed out the competition medals.
While Cpt. Husain Al-Musallam, President of the Federation of International Swimming Associations (FINA), did the same for the medal winners from Kuwait.
Swimming at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Women’s 50 Meter Freestyle
From July 30th to August 1st, 2021, the Olympic Aquatics Centre hosted the women’s 50-meter freestyle event at the 2020 Summer Olympics.
For the ninth time in a row (beginning in 1988), the event was featured.
In this event, a time of 24.77 seconds is required to qualify for the Olympics.
Two swimmers from each National Olympic Committee (NOC) are granted automatic qualification if they achieve the required time at a recognised qualification meet.
To qualify for the Olympics, your time must be under 25.51 seconds.
Until the maximum quota for all swimming events is reached, up to one swimmer from each NOC meeting at that time is eligible for selection based on their world ranking.
The universality spot can also be used by NOCs where no women are qualified to compete in any swimming events.
There are preliminary rounds, semis, and a final in this competition. The top 16 heat-race finishers move on to the semi-finals.
Eight of the fastest swimmers in the semi-finals will move on to the final. When there is a tie for a spot in the next round, we hold swim-offs to determine who moves on. Thanks for reading our article Swimming at the Summer Olympics – 50 Meter Freestyle.