Chase Kalisz, Jay Litherland Go 1-2 in 400 IM, Win First U.S. Medals

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Chase Kalisz and Jay Litherland delivered Team USA’s archetypal medals of the Tokyo Olympics connected Saturday night, taking the golden and silver, respectively, successful the 400 idiosyncratic medley.

Kalisz established a commanding pb during the breaststroke, the 3rd limb of the demanding race. He finished successful 4:09.42, eight-tenths of a 2nd up of Litherland.

Brendon Smith of Australia took the bronze, becoming the archetypal Australian to medal successful the 400 IM since 1984.

At the 2016 Rio Games, Kalisz took location the metallic successful this event, 1 of galore erstwhile dominated by Michael Phelps. In the preliminaries, Kalisz had the third-fastest clip down Australia’s Brendon Smith and New Zealand’s Lewis Clareburt. Litherland had precocious to the last tied for the fifth-fastest time.

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Kalisz volition besides beryllium successful enactment aboriginal this week successful the 200 IM.

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