Olympics swimming live results, updates, highlights from Day 5 at 2021 Tokyo Games

The biggest stars in American swimming will be racing in a packed day of action on Wednesday. 

Caeleb Dressel, one of the world’s best sprint swimmers, competes in the final for the men’s 100 freestyle, hoping to not only win gold and take down the world record, but hold off ROC’s Kliment Kolesnikov. American distance freestyle swimmer Bobby Finke will race in the first-ever Olympic men’s 800 freestyle, while Nic Fink will face off against a tough field in the men’s 200 breaststroke. 

The women’s side will also see some of the most prominent names in the sport facing off against one another. Australia, Canada and the U.S. will clash in the women’s 4×200 freestyle relay, which will be the third clash between Ariarne Titmus and Katie Ledecky. In that race, talents include Allison Schmitt (USA), Penny Oleksiak (Canada), Summer McIntosh (Canada) and Emma McKeon (Australia). And a pair of U.S. women will swim in the top four seeds in the women’s 200 butterfly with Hali Flickinger and Regan Smith poised to race against China’s Zhang Yufei and Hungary’s Boglarka Kapas for the gold. 

Sporting News will provide live updates and highlights from each event during the fifth day of Olympic swimming finals. 

Olympics swimming results

Live swimming updates, highlights from 2021 Olympics

Men’s 200 breaststroke (final)

9:49 p.m.: Australia’s Zac Stubblety-Cook sets an Olympic record, catching Kamminga and earning the gold medal in the 200 breaststroke. 

9:49 p.m.: Kamminga keeping the lead with 50 meters left to go. 

9:48 p.m.: Dutch swimmer Arno Kamminga is swimming above world record pace after the first 100. 

9:47 p.m.: The swimmers are off in the 200 breaststroke final. 

Men’s 800 freestyle (final)

9:47 p.m.: Incredible final stretch on the 50 to win the gold from Finke. 

9:43 p.m.: Finke finishes with a time of 7:41.87 to take gold. Paltrinieri takes the silver from the eighth lane at 7:42.11 and Romanchuk wins the bronze at 7:42.33.

9:41 p.m.: Finke comes out of no where to take the gold medal, powering through the final 50 from lane three to take the medal. 

9:41 p.m.: Germany’s Florian Wellbrock takes the lead on the final turn. 

9:40 p.m.: Paltrinieri is still leading as the bell is rung to signal the final lap. 

9:38 p.m.: The field is beginning to catch up to Paltrinieri with two Ukrainians — Mykhailo Romanchuk and Serhii Frolov — leading the way. 

9:37 p.m.: The rest of the pack behind Paltrinieri is very close together. Finke is currently in second. 

9:35 p.m.: Paltrinieri has about a body’s length lead through the first 200. He’s gotten off to a fast start out of the gate. 

9:34 p.m.: After the first 100, it’s Italy’s Gregorio Paltrinieri leading the way. 

9:33 p.m.: Watch for American Bobby Finke in the 800 freestyle. He finished third in a very close prelim. 

Olympics swimming schedule 2021

With the exception of July 31, each day will begin with heats starting at 6 a.m. ET and will end with finals races starting up at 9:30 p.m. ET. The USA Network will carry the heats in the United States and NBC will have the finals, while CBC will provide coverage of both events in Canada. 

Those in the United States hoping to see replays of the qualifying heats can tune into NBC every afternoon to see how swimmers performed earlier in the morning. 

Wednesday, July 28

Thursday, July 29

Friday, July 30

Saturday, July 31

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