After failing to triumph a medal connected Day 1 of the Olympics for the archetypal clip since 1972, Team USA made up for it with a immense nighttime successful the excavation connected Saturday night.
Chase Kalisz and Jay Litherland kicked things disconnected by finishing archetypal and 2nd successful the men’s 400m idiosyncratic medley. The women besides collected 2 medals successful their 400 IM erstwhile Emma Weyant captured the metallic to Hali Flickinger’s bronze. In between, Kieran Smith came from down to unafraid the bronze medal successful the men’s 400m freestyle.
Capping disconnected the nighttime was the women’s 4x100 freestyle relay. Anchored by Simone Manuel, the U.S. women finished with the bronze down Australia and the Netherlands.
Not lone did Team USA hitch retired their goose ovum successful the medal count, they vaulted to the apical of the standings. The six medals successful the excavation topped China’s existent full of four. Japan is 3rd with 3 medals.
The U.S. swimmers entered Tokyo with precocious expectations contempt a roster laden with first-time Olympians and teenagers -- and without Michael Phelps for the archetypal clip since 1996. After specified a beardown archetypal night, the entity whitethorn beryllium the bounds for the Americans successful the pool.