USA wins first Tokyo Olympics medals with gold, silver finish in men’s 400-meter individual medley

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By Seamus Fagan and Kevin Dotson, CNN

The United States has won its archetypal medals of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics arsenic Chase Kalisz and Jay Litherland finished archetypal and 2nd successful the Men’s 400-meter Individual Medley.

Chase Kalisz won golden with a clip of 4:09.42, portion Litherland finished conscionable down him with a clip of 4:10:28. Brendon Smith of Australia won bronze with a clip of 4:10.38.

This is the 2nd Olympic medal for Kalisz, who won metallic successful the aforesaid lawsuit successful 2016, and the archetypal Olympic medal for Litherland. Kalisz is besides acceptable to vie successful the 200-meter Individual Medley connected July 28.

Team USA ended time 1 without a medal successful the Summer Games for the archetypal clip since 1972.

The Americans competed successful 5 of the 7 events connected Saturday. In the archetypal medal event, China’s Yang Qian took the women’s 10-meter aerial firearm last gold, portion Team USA rival and lawsuit favourite Mary Tucker finished sixth.

World No. 1 Brady Ellison and teammate Mackenzie Brown, competing successful the archery mixed squad event, were eliminated aft losing to Indonesia 5-4 successful the archetypal round.

Despite not reaching the podium connected time one, it wasn’t each atrocious quality arsenic Team USA’s women’s h2o polo squad notched a 25-4 triumph implicit Japan, mounting a then-Olympic grounds for goals successful a crippled (25), borderline of triumph (21). However, Spain’s women’s polo squad would interruption those records respective hours aboriginal with a 29-4 triumph implicit South Africa.

Also, the US women’s shot squad rebounded from their opening lucifer nonaccomplishment with a dominating 6-1 triumph implicit New Zealand. The Americans besides won some of their 3×3 hoops matches, 17-10 against France and 21-9 against Mongolia. portion the softball squad remained unbeaten with a 2-0 triumph implicit Mexico.

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