Olympics swimming live results, updates, highlights from Day 4 at 2021 Tokyo Games

This is perhaps the biggest day of the Olympics for Katie Ledecky.

She starts her morning in Tokyo swimming as the underdog in the women’s 200-meter freestyle, where she will race against Australian Ariarne Titmus, who is favored to win, and star swimmers Federica Pellegrini from Italy and Penny Oleksiak from Canada. This will be the second of three races between the two freestyle swimmers, who have quickly developed the sport’s best rivalry, as the pair will race again on Friday in the 800 freestyle.

That won’t be all from Ledecky on Tuesday, however. She’ll also race in the first-ever Olympic women’s 1500 freestyle, a race in which she is expected to win soundly, helping add to her Olympic legacy.

Americans Kate Douglass and Alex Walsh will also vie for gold in the 200 individual medley as the pair enter the race as the No. 1 and 3 seeds, respectively, while Gunnar Bentz will hope to bring the U.S. men a medal in the 200 butterfly, though winning gold could be a challenge with world record-holder Kristof Milak (Hungary) pacing the field. The swimming finals wrap up with the men’s 4×200 freestyle relay, where Great Britain dominated the prelims, but the rest of the field remains wide open with the U.S. hoping to secure gold with a fresh lineup after placing fifth in the prelims.

Sports Grind Entertainment will provide live updates and highlights from each event during the fourth day of Olympic swimming finals.

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Olympics swimming results

Time (ET)EventWinner2nd3rd
9:30 p.m.Men’s 100 Freestyle (Semifinal 1)
9:35 p.m.Men’s 100 Freestyle (Semifinal 2)
9:41 p.m.Women’s 200 Freestyle (Final)
9:49 p.m.Men’s 200 Butterfly (Final)
9:57 p.m.Women’s 200 Butterfly (Semifinal 1)
10:04 p.m.Women’s 200 Butterfly (Semifinal 2)
10:21 p.m.Men’s 200 Breaststroke (Semifinal 1)
10:28 p.m.Men’s 200 Breaststroke (Semifinal 2)
10:45 p.m.Women’s 200 Individual Medley (Final)
10:54 p.m.Women’s 1500 Freestyle (Final)
11:26 p.m.Men’s 4×200 Freestyle Relay (Final)

Live swimming updates, highlights from 2021 Olympics

Men’s 100 freestyle (semifinal 1)

9:32 p.m.: Both Canadian men in this heat as well with Yuri Kisil and Joshua Liendo competing against Dressel.

9:30 p.m.: The U.S.’s best freestyle swimmer, Caeleb Dressel, will lead off the action tonight in the first semifinal of the 100 freestyle.

Olympics swimming schedule 2021

With the exception of July 31, each day will begin with heats starting at 6 a.m. ET and will end with finals races starting up at 9:30 p.m. ET each day. The USA Network will carry the heats in the United States and NBC will have the finals, while CBC will provide coverage of both events in Canada.

Those in the United States hoping to see replays of the qualifying heats can tune into NBC every afternoon to see how swimmers performed earlier in the morning.

Tuesday, July 27

EventTime (ET)Channel (U.S.)Channel (Canada)
Heats6 a.m.USACBC
Finals9:30 p.m.NBCCBC

Wednesday, July 28

EventTime (ET)Channel (U.S.)Channel (Canada)
Heats6 a.m.USACBC
Finals9:30 p.m.NBCCBC

Thursday, July 29

EventTime (ET)Channel (U.S.)Channel (Canada)
Heats6 a.m.USACBC
Finals9:30 p.m.NBCCBC

Friday, July 30

EventTime (ET)Channel (U.S.)Channel (Canada)
Heats6 a.m.USACBC
Finals9:30 p.m.NBCCBC

Saturday, July 31

EventTime (ET)Channel (U.S.)Channel (Canada)
Finals9:30 p.m.NBCCBC