レデッキーはオーストラリアのライバルとの最初のオリンピック対決を設定します

レデッキーはオーストラリアのライバルとの最初のオリンピック対決を設定します
Katie Ledecky opened her Olympic program as the top qualifier in the 400-meter freestyle, setting up a showdown with Ariarne Titmus of Australia

ケイティ・レデッキー opened her Olympic program as the top qualifier in the 400-meter freestyle, setting up a showdown with Ariarne Titmus of オーストラリア として アメリカン star tries to defend her title.

Ledecky advanced with a time of 4:00:45 日曜日の夜. Titmus was third-quickest in 4:01.66. The first of their multiple showdowns in 東京 comes in the final on Monday morning.

Ledecky will be looking to carry forward the momentum her teammates built on the first day of the meet, アメリカが. の6を獲得しました 12 medals Sunday.

But she can expect a fight from Titmus.

Ledecky won the 400 free with a world-record time five years ago in Rio. ティトムス, the new star in Australian swimming, took down Ledecky at the 2019 世界選手権. She handed the American her first loss in the event at a major international meet, overtaking Ledecky in the final 50 meters to win by a full second.

China’s Li Bingjie qualified second in 4:01.57. Also making the final was American Paige Madden.

ライアン・マーフィー has some work to do if the American is going to defend his title in the 100 背泳ぎ. He qualified eighth in 53.22 seconds for the 16-man semifinals. Kliment Kolesnikov of the Russian Olympic Committee led the way in 52.15. Also moving on were Mitch Larkin of Australia, Ryosuke Irie of Japan and ROC swimmer Evgeny Rylov.

“Luckily, I was in the last heat so I could see how fast the guys went,” Murphy said. “I just concentrated on my race based off that.”

女性の 100 平泳ぎ, South Africa’s Tatjana Schoemaker led the way in an Olympic-record time of 1:04.82.

Lydia Jacoby, the first U.S. Olympic swimmer from Alaska, で2番目でした 1:05.52.

“To have my whole state of Alaska backing me, I know they’re up at 2:30 午前. watching me, it’s been great," 彼女は言いました.

American Lilly King, the defending gold medalist and world recordholder, で3番目に速かった 1:05.55.

“I’m just kind of riding the wave I’ve been riding the last five years and hopefully it will all turn out all right,” King said.

Yulia Efimova of the Russian Olympic Committee, リオの銀メダリスト, advanced to the semifinals in eighth.

South Korea’s Sunwoo Hwang was the fastest qualifier in the men’s 200 freestyle in 1:44.96. Also advancing to the semifinals were 16-year-old David Popovici of Romania, Duncan Scott of Britain and Americans Townley Haas and Kieran Smith, who earned a bronze medal earlier Sunday in the 400 自由.

Kaylee McKeown of Australia topped the 100 backstroke qualifying with a time of 57.88, capping the third straight heat in which the Olympic record was lowered. Also advancing were Americans Regan Smith in second and Rhyan White in sixth, and Kylie Masse of Canada in third.

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