Olympics 2021 reside updates: World report for Caeleb Dressel, sixth individal gold for Katie Ledecky and extra from Tokyo


Friday evening on the Olympic Video games. What might be higher?

After starting her profession 4-for-4 in Olympic particular person competitors, Katie Ledecky earned her first-ever silver medal in particular person competitors within the 400-meter freestyle. Her first gold medal of this yr’s Olympic Video games got here within the inaugural girls’s 1,500-meter freestyle.

Now she’s golden once more. She received her third straight gold within the 800-meter freestyle on Saturday in Tokyo, which supplies her six particular person gold medals throughout her profession, essentially the most by a lady within the pool. She has seven golds total.

From the pool to the observe, the place for the primary time in Olympic Video games historical past, the 4x400m athletics blended relay will happen. The blended relay is one in every of seven new blended male/feminine crew occasions. The crew might be composed of 4 athletes, two girls and two males, racing with each other.

There was some early points with the American crew and so they had been disqualified for an unlawful cross solely to be reinstated and allowed to run within the closing.

Here is all one of the best from the Olympic motion:

Dressel, Ledecky do it once more with gold medals

After profitable his first particular person gold within the 100-meter freestyle on Wednesday, Caeleb Dressel received the 100-meter butterfly on with a world report swim of 49:45. Hungary’s Kristof Milak picks up silver, adopted by Switzerland’s Noe Ponti for bronze. Dressel is but to lose a closing race on the Tokyo Video games.

Katie Ledecky three-peated in her marquee occasion, the 800-meter freestyle, with a 8:12:57 swim. She is the primary to win three in a row within the occasion. Australia’s Ariarne Titmus adopted 1.26 seconds behind Ledecky for silver within the 800, whereas Italy’s Simona Quadarella completed third.

The Individuals missed out on making the rostrum within the girls’s 200-meter backstroke, as Australia received the gold (Kaylee McKeown) and bronze (Emily Seebohm) medal, whereas Canada’s Kylie Masse picked up the silver. — Aishwarya Kumar

Group USA takes silver in first blended relay triathlon

Nice Britain received the gold with a time of 1 hour, 23 minutes and 41 seconds, and the U.S. completed 14 seconds behind for the silver within the first ever Olympic triathlon blended relay.

U.S girls cruising in hurdles heats

Clayton Murphy finds some area in 800

Pool play perfection for U.S. seashore volleyball girls

Kelly Claes and Sarah Sponcil went 3-0 in girls’s seashore volleyball pool play, becoming a member of the crew of Alix Klineman and April Ross with an ideal mark. That is the primary time for the reason that 2012 Olympics that each USA girls’s seashore volleyball groups went 3-0 in pool play. In that Olympics the U.S. received gold (Misty Might-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings) and silver (April Ross and Jen Kessy).

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