Japan's Yui Ohashi wins 400m IM gold; Americans take silver, bronze | Tokyo Olympics | NBC Sports



Japan’s Yui Ohashi beat Americans Emma Weyant and Hali Flickinger for gold in the women’s 400m IM. #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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Japan’s Yui Ohashi wins 400m IM gold; Americans take silver, bronze | Tokyo Olympics | NBC Sports

20 comments

  1. Another example of announcers having mud on their face by not giving an underdog the chance. Yes, finally but not until it was so evident. American second place finisher "disappointed" by silver.

  2. I happened to watch this live, didn’t know anything about Japanese swimmers, so it was totally unexpected that she won. Couldn’t believe it. Go Japan!

  3. They ran out of food to serve I've heard. Checked radiation level food right before serving and it was higher than standard so they couldn't serve food? Is this modern unit 731 in experiment of olympians poor living standards and a lack of food to see to how well we can perform?

  4. congratulations miss ohashi , you made it happen, god bless you. ( trust in the lord and do good, dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture, delight your self in the lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart, psalm 37 v 3 )

  5. Boy have times changed…. I don't even care if the Americans win anymore… all their kneeling and political crap has ruined it for me..

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