Dressel Breaks Record After Losing It and Other Olympics Results
TOKYO (AP) — United States swimmer Caeleb Dressel watched his Olympic record fall in the 100-meter butterfly, only to take it right back.
Minutes after Hungary’s Kristof Milak took down the mark in the first semifinal heat, Dressel went even faster with a time of 49.71 seconds in the second heat.
Dressel will be a big favorite in Saturday morning’s final, though he could get pushed by Milak.
Also in the pool, South Africa’s Tatjana Schoenmaker set the first individual swimming world record at the Tokyo Olympics, capturing the women’s 200-meter breaststroke with a time of 2 minutes, 18.95 seconds.
American Lilly King set a blistering pace early in the race and held on for a silver in 2:19.92. Teammate Annie Lazor grabbed bronze in 2:20.84.
Elsewhere at the Tokyo Games:
— American Ryan Murphy was second in the 200-meter backstroke with a time of 1:54.15. Russia's Evgeny Rylov set an Olympic record to win the event and complete a backstroke sweep.
— Americans April Ross and Alix Klineman have moved on to the Olympic beach volleyball knockout round despite dropping the opening set against the Netherlands. They were down 22-20 and 12-9 before winning the second and third sets, 21-17 and 15-5.
— Reigning BMX racing gold medalist Connor Fields of the United States was carried off on a stretcher after crashing in the third semifinal heat. Fields was fourth after his opening two heats and landed hard off a jump heading into the first turn in the third run. The 28-year-old from Las Vegas slammed into the turn and lay on the track as medical personnel rushed out to help him.