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Olympics: Dolphins Hub

Updated: Aug 2, 2021

Night Session Day 1

The first Aussies to hit the pool made their presence felt, with Brendon Smith qualifying for the men's 400m individual medley final, Emma McKeon and Brianna Throssell the women's 100m butterfly semi finals, and Jack McLoughlin and Elijah Winnington the men's 400m freestyle.

The women's 4x100m freestyle team capped off the night by comfortably qualifying for the final as they gun for their third consecutive gold medal.

You can catch the respective finals and semi finals from 11:30am AEST tomorrow morning. Three medals will be up for grabs for Australia as it look to open its medal tally.

Morning Session Day 2

With the first swimming medals of the Olympics on offer, Australia picked up bronze, silver and gold.

Night Session Day 2

Another productive night in the pool for Australia saw six swimmers - Kaylee McKeown, Emily Seebohm, Chelsea Hodges, Thomas Neill, Mitch Larkin and Isaac Cooper - qualify for semi finals across the women's 100m backstroke and 100m breaststroke, as well as the men's 200m freestyle and 100m backstroke.

The headline of the night was Ariarne Titmus who comfortably qualified for her 400m freestyle final, where she'll line-up against American nemesis Katie Ledecky.

The men's 4x100m freestyle relay team booked their finals tickets, and they'll be hoping to recreate the women's team heroics.

Action kicks off from 11:30am AEST tomorrow morning.


Morning Session Day 3

Titmus vs Ledecky headlined the session as Australia doubled their medal tally.

Night Session Day 3

The headline of a relatively quiet night for the Dolphins was the women's 200m freestyle, with Madison Wilson coming third and Ariarne Titmus first in their heat. They'll both line-up in the semi finals tommorow morning.

Maddy Gough and Kiah Melvington scraped into the women's 1500m freestyle final, qualifying seventh and eighth respectively.

Morning Session Day 4

Another golden girl made was the star of Australia's third morning in the pool.

Night Session Day 4

Kyle Chalmers took one step closer to winning his second gold, swimming a sub 48-second 100m freestyle to win his heat and progress to the semi-final, unfortunately Cam McEvoy didn't make the cut.

Brianna Throssell came third in her women's 200m butterfly heat, locking in a place in the semi-final tomorrow morning.

Izaac Stubblety-Cook was a highlight, recovering from a slow start to dead heat for first in his men's 200m breaststroke heat.

Jack McLoughlin secured a berth in the men's 800m freestyle, coming third in his heat.

Morning Session Day 5

Australia's swimmers added two more medals to the tally in the pool this morning.

Ariarne Titmus stole the show again with another perfectly executed swim, taking gold and an Olympic record in the women's 200m freestlye. Australia's other medal was bronze in the men's 4x200m freestyle relay.

Kyle Chalmers and Izaac Stubblety-Cook qualified convincingly for their respective finals in the men's 100m freestyle and 200m breaststroke.

Brianna Throssell also snuck into the women's 200m butterfly final from fourth in her heat.

Night Session Day 5

Australia's women stole the show yet again with another resounding performance.

Emma McKeon broke an Olympic record on her way to the women's 100m freestyle semi-final, she was joined in making it through by Cate Campbell. The women's 4x200m freestyle relay team also won through to the final convinvingly.

Tristan Hollard progressed to the semi finals in the men's 200m backstroke, and the same with Mitch Larkin in the 200m individual medley.

Day 6

Australia added three more medals to their ever-growing haul in the pool.

Izaac Stubbelty-Cook came storming home in the men's 200m breaststroke final to steal gold.

Michael Phelps' heir-apparent Caeleb Dressel pipped Kyle Chalmers by the barest of margins, with the Aussie claiming silver in the men's 100m freestyle final.

The women's 4x200m freestyle relay was raced at breakneck speed, with favourties Australia coming in third even though they swam a faster time than the previous world record.

Day 7

The women's 100m freestlye was Australia's only medal-winning race on Friday, hailing not just one but two medals.

Emma McKeon won her second gold at Tokyo, while stalwart Cate Campbell brought home bronze.

Day 8

There were plenty more medal for the Aussies on Saturday, with a gold, silver, and two bronze.

Another one-three finish, this time from Kaylee McKeown and Emily Seebohm in women's 200m backstroke, started the morning well. It was McKeown's second bronze of the Olympics, and in a touching moment she invited her childhood hero Seebohm to share the top step of the podium with her.

It was a case of third time lucky for American Katie Ledecky, who finally got the wood over Ariarne Titmus in the women's 800m freestlye, with Titmus taking silver.

For the first time in Olympic history, the mixed 4x100m medley relay was introduced, and it was something else. A frantic and unpredictable entertainment bonanza concluded with the Aussie quartet claiming bronze.

Day 9

The final day of Olympic swimming started superbly for Australia, with Emma McKeon claiming her sixth medal of the Olympics - another gold medal in the women's 50m freestyle.

McKeon backed up the effort with another gold soon after, but not in her preferred freestyle, swimming the butterfly leg of the women's 4x100m medley relay.

Kaylee McKeown started the backstroke leg strongly, before Chelsea Hodges swam a superb breastroke leg that thrust Australia into gold contention. And in what could be her final Olympic swim, Cate Campbell brought the team home with a breathtaking anchor leg, clinching victory over the Americans.

The gold was McKeon's fourth at Tokyo (you can read more about her greatness here), and Australia's ninth.

That took the Dolphins medal haul to 20, meaning it was the greatest ever Olympics for an Australian swim team.

The team touted our best ever didn't disappoint.

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