Adam Peaty dominates to win gold, defend 100m breaststroke title | Tokyo Olympics | NBC Sports

Great Britain’s Adam Peaty won the 100-meter breaststroke at the Tokyo Olympics to repeat his gold-medal performance at Rio 2016. #NBCOlympics #Tokyo2020 #Swimming
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Each swimming event is broken up into rounds with the purpose of trimming the field of competitors (which can sometimes number upwards of 90+ for individual events) down to a final race of eight. Individual events at distances of 200m and shorter require three rounds: preliminary heats, semifinals, and a final. Each athlete participates in one of several preliminary heats in hopes of recording a top-16 time, thereby advancing to the semifinals.

From there, the eight fastest swimmers across both semifinal heats advance to the final. Individual events at distances of 400m or longer, along with all relay events, do not include a semifinal round. In these events, only the top eight swimmers or teams across the preliminary heats advance to the final. In the event of a tie for the final lane in a semifinal or final round, tied competitors swim an additional head-to-head race to determine who advances. This is also known as a “”swim off””. Olympic swimming competition days generally contain two sessions: one for only preliminary heats, and a second for semifinals and finals. The exceptions are the first day of competition, which lacks a semifinal/final session, and the last day, which does not contain a heats session.

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Adam Peaty dominates to win gold, defend 100m breaststroke title | Tokyo Olympics | NBC Sports


  1. Wish Peaty would do the 200. I bet he could win it. If he's doing 57 in the 100, I think he could go out in 1:01 and do the second 100 in 1:04.

  2. I guess you have to be physically strong to battle in water. Water is so powerful. This guy Adam is so strong, you can see it.

  3. Anyone else think that Michael Andrew was truly capable of taking silver in this and being the second man to ever break 58.00?? I feel like nerves and pressure got to him because you could tell he was very tense compared to trials.

  4. They need to start testing these swimmers. Their bodies are like linebackers in the nfl and we all know they use hgh

  5. Honest question for you swimmers out there: If you shave your head bald do you still need the swimmers cap? Or do your ears produce enough drag to actually make a difference and make the cap worth wearing?

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