Olympics swimming concludes with 11 gold medals for Team USA

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Olympics swimming concludes with 11 gold medals for Team USA
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The Tokyo Olympics swimming events ended on Sunday with the United States claiming 11 gold medals for the sport after swimmers Caeleb Dressel and Robert Finke won their competitions.

Scoring an Olympic record time of 21.07, Dressel, 24, won gold for the men’s 50-meter freestyle. Florent Manaudou of France earned the silver in the competition with a time of 21.55, and Brazil’s Bruno Fratus received bronze with a time of 21.57.

The U.S. swimmer later returned to swim butterfly for Team USA during the men’s 4×100-meter medley relay, with Ryan Murphy swimming backstroke, Michael Andrew swimming breaststroke, and Zach Apple swimming freestyle in the anchor position.

Defending the gold title in the relay, Team USA won gold with a world record time of 3:26:78, helping Dressel earn his fifth and final medal for the 2020 games.

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Finke, 21, earned gold on Sunday for the 1500-meter freestyle, finishing with a time of 14:39.65. The win marked his second gold medal for the Tokyo Olympics after he earned one other during the 800-meter freestyle on July 28.

With seven days left in the games, gymnastics is still heating up, as 24-year-old MyKayla Skinner took the silver medal in the vault with a score of 14.916 on Sunday.

Skinner replaced Simone Biles in the vault final, who pulled out of the Olympic individual finals for vault and uneven bars. Biles explained her decision was due to suffering with “the twisties,” a condition in which she “literally can not tell up from down,” the gymnast said Friday.

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The U.S. has earned 20 gold medals in the games so far and stands at No. 2 for the most gold medals as of Sunday, falling behind China’s count of 24 gold and just ahead of No. 3 Japan, which has 17 gold medals.

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Original Author: Kaelan Deese

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