Murphy, King Look to Defend Titles on Big Night for US Swimming

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The U.S. aquatics squad has captured 8 medals astatine the Tokyo Olympics and they'll person a accidental to adhd to that full connected Day 4 of the Games.

Four medal races volition instrumentality spot astatine the Tokyo Aquatics Center connected Monday nighttime -- the men's 200m freestyle, women's 100m backstroke, men's 100m backstroke and women's 100m breaststroke.

A full of 3 semifinal races volition precede and travel the medal events -- women's 200m freestyle, men's 200m butterfly, women's 200m idiosyncratic medley -- with each of the enactment starting astatine 9:30 p.m. ET. You tin ticker Monday night's semifinal and last races unrecorded connected NBC and streaming here:

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There is astatine slightest 1 American successful each of the finals, headlined by Regan Smith successful the women's 100m backstroke, Ryan Murphy successful the men's 100m backstroke and Lilly King successful the women's 100m breaststroke.

Here's what you request to cognize to get acceptable for a large nighttime for Team USA:

Kieran Smith goes for 2nd medal successful Tokyo

Kieran Smith captured bronze successful the men's 400m freestyle for his archetypal Olympic medal, but present helium hits the excavation again seeking his archetypal golden successful the men's 200m freestyle.

Smith posted the second-best clip (1:45.07) successful the 200m semifinal, trailing Great Britain's Duncan Scott (1:44.60).

Regan Smith looks to physique disconnected record-setting semifinal

Regan Smith was 1 of 3 swimmers to set an Olympic record successful the women's 100m backstroke semifinal. After Canada's Kylie Masse posted an Olympic record-setting clip of 58.17 seconds, the 19-year-old Smith broke it by finishing successful 57.96. But Smith past had her grounds bested by Australia's Kaylee McKeown with a 57.88 time.

Smith volition beryllium joined by chap American Rhyan White successful the 100m backstroke final.

Ryan Murphy tries to repetition arsenic Olympic champ

After mounting the satellite grounds to seizure golden astatine the 2016 Rio Olympics, Ryan Murphy volition effort to support his rubric successful the men's 100m backstroke.

The three-time golden medalist posted the champion semifinal clip astatine 52.24. Russian Kliment Kolesnikov and Australian Mitch Larkin finished the semifinal 2nd and 3rd wide respectively.

Lilly King eyes 2nd consecutive gold

Murphy won't beryllium the lone U.S. swimmer looking to repetition connected Monday night, arsenic Lilly King volition spell for a 2nd consecutive golden medal successful the women's 100m breaststroke.

King finished with the third-best semifinal clip astatine 1:05.55, trailing 19-year-old American Lydia Jacoby (1:05.52) and Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa (1:04.82). Schoenmaker not lone bushed King head-to-head successful the semifinal but besides broke her Olympic grounds that was acceptable successful 2016.

Katie Ledecky headlines semifinal swimmers

The archetypal lawsuit of the nighttime features Katie Ledecky, who volition beryllium competing successful the women's 200m freestyle semifinal. Ledecky volition aquatics successful the 2nd semifinal, with chap American and 2012 Olympic champ Allison Schmitt successful the archetypal heat.

Following the medal races, Americans Zach Harting and Joseph Bentz volition aquatics successful the men's 200m butterfly semifinal.

Team USA has different 2 swimmers, Kate Douglass and Alex Walsh, successful the night's last lawsuit -- the women's 200m idiosyncratic medley semifinal.

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