Following a four-medal night, the U.S. aquatics squad returns to the Tokyo Aquatics Center connected Tuesday looking for much hardware.
American swimmers volition vie successful each of Tuesday night's 5 medal races -- the women's 200m freestyle, men's 200m butterfly, women's 200m idiosyncratic medley, women's 1500m freestyle and men's 4x200m freestyle relay. The enactment starts astatine 9:30 p.m. ET unrecorded connected NBC. You tin besides watercourse the lawsuit connected NBC Primetime and NBCOlympics.com:
Katie Ledecky goes for much golden medals
Katie Ledecky is the headliner arsenic she's acceptable to vie successful 2 finals -- the 200m and 1500m freestyles. If Ledecky is victorious successful both, she volition beryllium 1 golden shy of Jenny Thompson's grounds for the astir Olympic golden medals ever won by a U.S. pistillate swimmer astatine eight.
Her archetypal race, the 200m freestyle, volition diagnostic a rematch with Australia’s Ariarne Titmus. Ledecky finished second to Titmus successful the 400m last for her first-ever idiosyncratic Olympic loss.
Titmus posted the champion semifinal clip successful the 200m freestyle astatine 1:54.82. Ledecky, the defending Olympic champion, placed 3rd wide (1:55.34). Siobhan Haughey of Hong Kong topped Ledecky for 2nd with a 1:55.16 time.
A small implicit an hr aft the 200m freestyle, Ledecky volition aquatics successful the inaugural 1500m freestyle final. Ledecky acceptable an Olympic grounds successful the 1500m heats with a 15:35.35 time. Fellow American Erica Sullivan, who posted the third-best clip astatine 15:46.67 successful the heats, volition besides aquatics successful the 1500m freestyle. China's Wang Jianjiahe placed 2nd astatine 15:41.49.
Team USA swimmers to watch
Team USA volition person different 2 swimmers, Kate Douglass and Alex Walsh, competing successful the 200m idiosyncratic medley. Douglass and Walsh finished the semifinal archetypal (2:09.21) and 3rd wide (2:09.57) respectively. Great Britain's Abby Wood conscionable bushed retired Walsh for 2nd with a 2:09.56 time.
Gunnar Bentz is the Americans' lone typical successful Tuesday's lone different idiosyncratic final, the 200m butterfly, aft placing sixth wide successful the semifinal.
The last lawsuit of the nighttime volition beryllium the 4x200m freestyle relay, wherever the Americans are four-time defending Olympic champs. The U.S. finished 5th wide successful the heats with a clip of 7:05.62, trailing first-place Great Britain, Australia, Italy and ROC.
There volition besides beryllium 3 semifinal events mixed successful with the finals connected Tuesday. The Americans who volition beryllium looking to fastener down medal contention spots are Caeleb Dressel and Zach Apple successful the men's 100m freestyle, Hali Flickinger and Regan Smith successful the women's 200m butterfly, and Nic Fink successful the men's 200m breaststroke.