Katie Ledecky, Dana Vollmer and Cody Miller all won more medals for Team USA at the Olympics Aquatics Stadium in Rio. Michael Phelps also swam a leg of the men’s 4x100m relay, winning his 19th gold and 23rd overall.
Ledecky and Vollmer already have silver medals, after participating in the women’s 4X100m freestyle relay Saturday night, coming in second behind the Australian team. Vollmer just added a bronze to her collection after coming in third in the women’s 100m butterfly. Ledecky once again proved her dominance in the pool with her performance in the 400m freestyle. From the moment it started, it was clear she’d win, forcing the rest of the field to fight for second.
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The first medal event of the night in swimming featured an exciting rivalry between Vollmer and Sweden’s Sarah Sjöström in the women’s 100m butterfly. Vollmer won the event in London, with Sjöström coming in fourth. But when Vollmer took time off to have a child, Sjöström dominated the event internationally. She set the world record last year at 0:55.64 and broke it again when she won gold. She’s the first woman from Sweden to win a gold swimming.
The other women in the race are Jeanette Ottesen of Denmark; Canada’s Penny Oleksiak; Japan’s Rikako Ikee; Emma McKeon of Australia; and Chen Xinyi and Lu Ying of China.
Gold: Sarah Sjöström (55.48) – World Record
Silver: Penny Oleksiak (56.46)
Medal: Dana Vollmer (56.63)
At 9:53 p.m., Miller and Kevin Cordes competed in the Men’s 100m breaststroke. However, all eyes will be on Great Britain’s Adam Peaty. On Saturday, he set the world record during the heats with a 0:57.55 time. He then broke the world record again during the finals. His margin of victory was the largest ever in the event.
The other swimmers in the race were João Gomes Júnior and Felipe Silva of Brazil; Cameron van der Burgh of South Africa; Yasuhio Koseki of Japan; and Kazakhstan’s Dmitriy Balandin.
Gold: Adam Peaty (57.13) – World Record
Silver: Cameron van der Burgh (58.69)
Medal: Cody Miller (58.87)
During the Women’s 400m freestyle at 10:01 p.m., Ledecky is the star. During the heats, she set an Olympics record by finishing the race in 3:58.71. She completely dominated the race from the moment it began, leaving everyone else chasing silver.
Her competition included fellow American Leah Smith; Australia’s Tasmin Cook and Jess Ashwood; France’s Coralie Balmy; Jazmin Carlin of Great Britain; Canada’s Brittany MacLean; and Boglárka Kapás of Hungary.
Gold: Katie Ledecky (3:56.46)- World Record
Silver: Jazmin Carlin (4:01.23)
Medal: Leah Smith (4:01.92)
The last medal event and last swimming event of the night is Men’s 4x100m freestyle relay at 10:52 p.m. Russia had the best time during the heats, edging out the Americans, 3:12.04 to 3:12.38. The other teams in the final are Belgium, Canada, Australia, Russia, France, Brazil and Japan. The French team won in 2012, with the U.S. and Russia coming in second and third, respectively. Since the U.S. won gold, Michael Phelps picked up his 19th gold medal.
Gold: U.S. (3:09.92)
Silver: France (3:10.53)
Medal: Australia (3:11.37)