Chase Kalisz nails victory in the 400-meter individual medley for the first American gold at the Tokyo Games. Teammate Jay Litherland grabs the silver.
Simpson, the ex-boyfriend of Miley Cyrus, said making the 100-meter butterfly final "is my gold medal at least for 2021."
Over the past two weeks, I have contemplated whether the Olympics have outlived their useful life and if it would be best for everyone involved to let the fire of the Olympic torch burnout forever.
Katie Ledecky crushes the competition. She crushes her own records. She destroys world records. Everyone asks, "How does she do it?" She has nearly perfect form, with an imperfect body for swimming. She has great coaching. But the secret sauce is grit.
Building off of impressive swimmers such as Mark Spitz and Ian Thorpe, Michael Phelps has made swimming awesome.
I had not heard the name Penny Oleksiak before this week. A 16-year-old swimmer from Toronto competing at the Olympics. Her mom said in an earlier interview that Penny always goes for it right until the end of a race. Even when she is behind.
She's coming for your medal record, Michael Phelps.