The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games set new records in various sports and modalities.
American swimmer Caleb Dressel, on Sunday, broke the Olympic record in the men’s 50-meter freestyle and took the gold medal.
At the 32nd Summer Olympics, being held in Tokyo, Dressel was in first square with a time of 21.07 seconds, improving the Olympic record of 21.30 set by Brazilian swimmer Cesar Cielo in Beijing in 2008.
Dressel, 24, also won gold in the 100m freestyle, 100m butterfly and 4x100m freestyle relays.
In the men’s 4×100 medley relay final, the United States national swimming team, made up of Ryan Murphy, Michael Andrew, Caleb Dressel and Zach Apple, took the gold with a time of 3.26.78. With this score, the team broke the world record of 3.27.28, also set by the United States in 2009.
The United States also broke the Olympic record set in Rio 2016 with a time of 3.27.95.
Great Britain came second to the United States with a time of 3.27.51, breaking the European record and taking the silver medal, while Italy won the bronze medal with a time of 3.29.17.
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During Sunday’s women’s 4×100 mixed relay final in swimming, Team Australia made up of Kylie McKeon, Chelsea Hodges, Emma McKeon and Kate Campbell finished first with a time of 3.51.60. With this result, Australia became the new owner of the Olympic record, after improving the number set by the United States (3.52.05) in London 2012.
The United States won the silver with a time of 3.51.73 and Canada over the bronze with a time of 3.52.60.
On Sunday, Puerto Rican Jasmine Camacho Quinn finished first in the IAAF 100m hurdles with a time of 12.26 seconds. The 24-year-old made her mark in the final and improved the Olympic record.
Australian Sally Pearson broke the previous record with a time of 12.35 seconds in London 2012.
Venezuela’s Yulimar Rojas sets a new world record in the women’s triple jump with a mark of 15.67 metres.
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New Zealander Valerie Adams, on the other hand, won a bronze medal in the shot put on Sunday, becoming the first woman to win four Olympic medals in the sport.
In the same field, Adams previously won the gold medal in Beijing 2008 and London 2012 and the silver medal at Rio 2016.
With her new medal, the 36-year-old Adams made history as the first athlete to win four consecutive Olympic medals in one branch of field events (throwing and jumping).
*Camilo Hernandez contributed to this note.
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