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Shi Tingmao, with Wang Han, Repeats as Women’s 3-Meter Synchro Champ

Shi Tingmao, with Wang Han, Repeats as Women’s 3-Meter Synchro Champ Five years ago, Shi Tingmao won gold at the Rio Olympics alongside Wu Minxia. In Tokyo, Shi’s partner is different, but the result is the same. Shi and Wang Han dominated the women’s synchronized three-meter springboard final Sunda...

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Olympics: Katie Ledecky, Ariarne Titmus Lined Up for 400 Free Duel

Olympics: Katie Ledecky, Ariarne Titmus Lined Up for 400 Free Duel The stage for the first battle between Katie Ledecky and Ariarne Titmus is set. Both women won their heats in the 400 freestyle preliminaries at the Tokyo Olympics Sunday to earn spots in the top three in the final for Monday morning...

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Olympics: Tatjana Schoenmaker Sets Olympic Record in 100 Breast

Olympics: Tatjana Schoenmaker Sets Olympic Record in 100 Breast Tatjana Schoenmaker swam so fast Sunday night she nearly swam out of her cap. She did, though, swim into an Olympic record. The South African attacked the penultimate heat of the women’s 100 breaststroke in preliminaries of the Tokyo Ol...

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U.S. Men’s Water Polo Rallies to Top Japan in Olympic Opener

The U.S. men’s water polo team found itself down three goals less than two quarters into its Olympic tournament Sunday. It took a big effort to turn it around. Five goals from Alex Bowen did the trick, leading the U.S. to a 15-13 win over Japan in its Olympic water polo opener at the Tatsumi Water P...

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Olympics: Kaylee McKeown Last of Three to Set 100 Back Olympic Record

Olympics: Kaylee McKeown Last of Three to Set 100 Back Olympic Record On paper, the women’s 100 backstroke looked like one of the most loaded events in the Tokyo Olympics. In the pool, it was somehow even more fun in prelims Sunday night. In successive heats, Kylie Masse, then Regan Smith, then Kayl...

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The Past Is Defeating the Present at Olympic Games in Tokyo

The Past Is Defeating the Present at Olympic Games in Tokyo Racing is the bottom line of the Olympic Games and getting a hand on the wall ahead of the competition is the most-important goal. Nonetheless, it is interesting to note that through two men’s finals in Tokyo (obviously, a small sample size...