US Swimming Looks to Boost Medal Count with 5 Finals on Tap

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Team USA is poised to marque a splash successful the 5 swimming finals connected Wednesday night. 

With 16 medals — including 4 golds — nether their loop successful Tokyo, the U.S. hopes to proceed its dominance successful the pool on Day 6.

The lawsuit starts astatine 9:30 p.m. ET. You tin ticker it unrecorded successful NBC's primetime sum oregon watercourse it connected NBCOlympics.com:

Six-time Olympic golden medalist Katie Ledecky and four-time golden medalist Allison Schmitt are expected to pb the team successful the women’s 4x200m freestyle, wherever the biggest blockade to a gold-medal repeat will be Ariarne Titmus and Australia’s team. 

Meanwhile, three-time Olympic golden medalist Caeleb Dressel volition vie for his archetypal idiosyncratic Olympic medal successful the men’s 100m freestyle.

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Regan Smith, who took bronze successful the women’s 100m backstroke earlier this week, will hope to adhd to her medal count in the women’s 200m butterfly final.

The U.S. volition remainder its hopes successful the 200m breaststroke final connected Nic Fink, who finished 2nd successful his semifinal contention and 4th overall with a 2:08 time.

Bobby Finke volition correspond Team USA arsenic the 3rd effect successful the Olympics' first-ever men’s 800m freestyle last aft mounting a new American record in the lawsuit during the preliminary round. 

The enactment won’t halt with the finals. Several Olympians volition proceed their gold-medal defence during semifinal events connected Wednesday. Simone Manuel, who took golden successful the women’s 100m freestyle astatine the 2016 Rio Games, volition vie successful the semis of that event. Ryan Murphy will beryllium racing successful the semifinals of the men’s 200m backstroke, the lawsuit wherever helium besides took golden successful 2016.

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