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Women's swimming at the 2020 Summer Olympics

Sun 01 August 2021 | 15:00

Tokyo 2020 Games have already been started with the swimming races beginning in the 9th day. Now it's a good time to have a look on the women's swimming at the 2020 Summer Olympics.

According to the

swimming competition schedule Tokyo 2020

, swimming at the 2020 Summer Olympics, which was planned to occur last year, has been postponed to 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It takes place from 24 July until 1 August.

 Swimming events will go on in 37 events, 18 for each gender and 1 mixed. The 800-meter freestyle, 1500-meter freestyle, and the mixed 4×100-meter medley relay are added to the Games. The open water competitions will be held at the Odaiba Marine Park, whereas the pool events will be held at the Tokyo Aquatics Center.

Swimming at the 2020 Summer Olympics

 

Women's swimming at the 2020 Summer Olympics

includes 50, 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1,500-meter freestyle, 100 and 200-meter backstroke, 100 and 200-meter breaststroke, 100 and 200-meter butterfly, 200 and 400-meter individual medley, 4×100 and 4×200-meter free relay and 4×100-meter medley relay.

Swimming at the Summer Olympics 2020 includes the mixed 4×100-meter medley relay in which both men and women will compete in the same teams. at the Summer Olympics in particular, we`ll see them fighting to win this new race. In this article, we are going to have a look at the swimming competition schedule Tokyo 2020 and top female swimmers who may scoop up medals.

Swimming competition schedule Tokyo 2020  

Unlike the previous Games, swimming at the 2020 Summer Games will take place in 2 parts. For the pool events, prelims will be held in the evening, with semifinals and finals in the following morning. At the previous Olympics, prelims used to be held in the morning and the semifinals and the finals in the evening. The reason for this change in planning is the prior request from the US broadcaster NBC.

It's time to take a look at the schedule of swimming at the

Summer Olympics 2020

. All the events will occur at Tokyo Aquatics Center.

Women's swimming at the 2020 Summer Olympics started on 24 July with the 100-meter butterfly, 400-meter individual medley and 4×100-meter freestyle relay. On 25 July, the 2nd day of the swimming events, the 400-meter individual medley final took place and the medalists were presented to the world. On this day, the 4×100-meter freestyle relay final and the semifinal of 100-meter butterfly also occurred.

During the evening session of swimming at the Summer Olympics 2020 on 25 July, women's 100-meter backstroke, 100-meter breaststroke and 400-meter freestyle heats went on.

On day 3, the 100-meter butterfly final, 400-meter freestyle final, 100-meter breaststroke semifinal and 100-meter backstroke semifinal will take place and more medalists will be known. The 200-meter freestyle, 200-meter individual medley and 1500-meter freestyle will also occur on this day.  

On day 4, women's swimming at the 2020 Summer Olympics goes on with the 200-meter freestyle semifinal, 100-meter backstroke final, 100-meter breaststroke final, 200-meter individual medley semifinal and the heats of the 200-meter butterfly.

On the next day, the final of the 200-meter freestyle, the semifinal of 200-meter butterfly, of 200-meter individual medley final and the 1500-meter freestyle final will take place. It continues with the 100-meter freestyle, 200-meter breaststroke and 4×200-meter freestyle relay.

On the 6th day, the semifinal of the 100-meter freestyle, the final of 200-meter butterfly, 200-meter breaststroke semifinal, 4×200-meter freestyle relay final, the heats of the 800-meter freestyle, 200-meter breaststroke and the mixed 4×100-meter medley relay will take place.

On day 7, the women's swimming at the 2020 Summer Olympics goes on with the 200-meter breaststroke final, 100-meter freestyle final and 200-meter backstroke semifinal. It continues with the 50-meter freestyle and 4×100-meter medley relay in the evening session.

On the 8th day, the 200-meter backstroke final, 800-meter freestyle final, 50-meter freestyle semifinal and the mixed 4×100-meter medley relay will take place and the medalists will be indicated.

On the last day of swimming events, the 50-meter freestyle final and women's 4×100-meter medley relay final will take place and the champions, along with the 2nd and the 3rd swimmers, will be known. On 1 August, the swimming events of the 2020 Games will be finished.

Now it's time to take a look at the swimmers who may scoop up medals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. So keep on reading.

Top female swimmers at Olympic 2020

Here we go over 6 swimmers who can run riot in the

women's swimming at the 2020 Summer Olympics

.

Katie Ledecky

Katie Ledecky is the freestyle queen who was called “the greatest female swimmer of all time” by Michael Phelps. She is on the list of the swimmers who may absorb the eyes and capture medals.

This American swimmer, who was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in the D.C suburb of Bethesda, Maryland, won gold in the 800-meter freestyle at the 2012 London Games. It was the first international medal of her career.

At the 2013 World Championships, Ledecky captured 4 gold medals. She became the champion of the 400-meter freestyle, 800-meter freestyle, 1500-meter freestyle and 4×200-meter freestyle. Then at the 2014 Pan Pacific Swimming Championship, which was held in Gold Coast, Australia, Katie won 5 gold medals in the 200-meter freestyle, 400-meter freestyle, 800-meter freestyle, 1500-meter freestyle and 4×200-meter freestyle. She became the first woman to win 4 individual gold medals at a single Pan Pacific Championship.     

At the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russia, Ledecky scooped up 5 gold medals in the 200-meter freestyle, 400-meter freestyle, 800-meter freestyle, 1500-meter freestyle and 4×200-meter freestyle. 

At the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, this American swimmer won 1 silver and 4 gold medals. She became the runner-up in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay and became the champion in the 200-m freestyle, 400-meter freestyle, 800-meter freestyle and 4×200-meter freestyle relay.

Katie Ledecky kept on her success by winning 5 gold medals and a silver at the 2017 World Championships. She captured her silver in the 200-meter freestyle and won the 400-meter freestyle, 800-meter freestyle, 1500-meter freestyle, 4×100-meter freestyle and 4×200-meter freestyle.

  At the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships held in Tokyo, Ledecky captured 1 bronze, 1 silver and 3 gold medals. She reached 3rd place in the 200-meter freestyle, became the runner-up in the 4×200-meter freestyle and won the 400-meter freestyle, 800-meter freestyle and 1500-meter freestyle.

The success of this American swimmer continued at the 2019 World Championships. Katie captured gold in the 800-meter freestyle and became the runner up in the 400-meter freestyle and 4×200-meter freestyle.

Katie Ledecky is a swimmer who can scoop up medals in the

women's swimming at the 2020 Summer Olympics

and make her nation proud.

Simone Manuel 

Going over our list of the top swimmers at the 2020 Tokyo Games, the name of Simone Manuel is seen.

This American swimmer, who was born in Sugar Land, Texas, scooped up 4 medals at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. She won gold in the 100-meter freestyle and 4×100-meter medley, whereas captured silver in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay and 50-meter freestyle.

Manuel won 5 gold medals and 1 bronze. She became the champion of the 100-meter freestyle, 4×100-meter freestyle, 4×100-meter medley, 4×100-meter mixed medley and 4×100-meter mixed freestyle and captured the bronze medal in the 50-meter freestyle.

At the 2019 World Championships, Manuel became the first female American swimmer to win both the 50-meter freestyle and 100-meter freestyle at a single long course World Championships. She won 4 gold medals in the 50-meter freestyle, 100-meter freestyle, 4×100-meter medley and 4×100-meter mixed freestyle. Simone became the runner-up in the 4×100-meter freestyle, 4×200-meter freestyle and 4×100-meter mixed medley.

Simone Manuel is one of the swimmers who might scoop up medals for the US team in the women's swimming at the 2020 Summer Olympics. She has already captured a bronze in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay.

Ariarne Titmus

Ariarne Titmus is another swimmer who may capture medals and absorb the eyes at the Tokyo 2020 Games.

This Australian swimmer, who was born in Launceston, Tasmania, won bronze in the 4×200-meter freestyle at the 2017 World Championships.

At the 2018 Commonwealth Games, she captured 3 gold medals and 1 silver. Titmus became the champion of the 400-meter freestyle, 800-meter freestyle and 4×200-meter freestyle. This Australian swimmer became the runner-up in the 200-meter freestyle.

At the 2018 FINA World Swimming Championships, Ariarne won 2 gold medals in the 200-meter freestyle and 400-meter freestyle. She also captured 2 bronze medals in the 4×50-meter freestyle and 4×200-meter freestyle.

At the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships, Titmus scooped up 3 medals. She won 1 gold in the 4×200-meter freestyle and captured 2 silver medals in the 400-meter freestyle and 800-meter freestyle.

This Australian swimmer kept on capturing medals by winning 2 gold medals in the 400-meter freestyle and 4×200-meter freestyle, 1 silver in the 200-meter freestyle and 1 bronze medal in the 800-meter freestyle at the 2019 World Championships.

Ariarne Titmus is the hope of the Australians to scoop up medals in the

women's swimming at the 2020 Summer Olympics

as she has captured 1 gold in the 400-meter freestyle.

 Kaylee McKeown

Kaylee McKeown, the Australian swimmer, is on the list of the top female swimmers at Tokyo 2020 Games as she broke the record of Regan Smith with a time of 57.57 in the 100-meter backstroke. She may run riot at the current Olympic Games.

This swimmer, who was born in Redcliffe, Queensland, became the runner-up in the 4×100-meter mixed medley at the 2017 World Championships.

At the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics which was held in Buenos Aires, McKeown captured 1 gold in the 50-meter backstroke, 2 silver medals in the 100-meter backstroke and 4×100-meter medley and 1 bronze in the 200-meter backstroke.

She continued her success in the competitions by winning 2 medals at the 2019 World Championships. Kaylee became the runner-up in the 200-meter backstroke and 4×100-meter medley.

Kaylee McKeown is one of the swimmers who might win medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Regan Smith

Regan Smith is another American swimmer who may scoop up medals in the women's swimming at the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Smith, who was born in Lakeville, Minnesota, won 2 gold medals and 1 silver at the 2017 World Junior Championships. She became the champion of 100-meter backstroke and 200-meter backstroke and became the runner-up in the 4×100-meter mixed medley.

At the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships, Smith captured 1 bronze in the 200-meter backstroke. In the next year, this American swimmer won 2 gold medals in the 200-meter backstroke and 4x100-meter medley relay at the 2019 World Championships.

Regan Smith is among the swimmers who are expected to scoop up medals in the women's swimming at the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Federica Pellegrini

Italy's La Divina is the hope of her country to run riot in the women's swimming at the 2020 Summer Olympics. She is the only swimmer to win 8 medals in a row in the same event, which is 200-meter freestyle, during 8 consecutive editions of the World Championships.

Federica Pellegrini, who is born in Mirano, won silver in the 200-meter freestyle at the age of 16 at the 2004 Athens Games. She became the youngest Italian athlete to win an Olympic medal in an individual event.

Pellegrini captured her first long course gold medal at the 2008 European Championships. She won the 400-meter freestyle and set a world record with the time of 4:01.53. At the 2008 Beijing Games, this Italian swimmer won gold in the 200-meter freestyle.

At the 2009 World Championships, Pellegrini won 2 gold medals in the 400-meter freestyle and 200-meter freestyle. She reached 3rd place in the 800-meter freestyle and became the champion of 200-meter freestyle at the 2010 European Championships.

At the 2011 World Championships, La Divina scooped up 2 gold medals in the 400-meter freestyle and 200-meter freestyle. In the next year, she finished 5th in the 400-meter freestyle and 200-meter freestyle at the 2012 London Games.

At the 2013 World Championships, Pellegrini won silver in the 200-meter freestyle. Then she won 2 gold medals in the 200-meter freestyle and 4×200-meter freestyle relay at the 2014 European Championships.

At the 2015 World Championships, this Italian swimmer captured 2 silver medals in the 200-meter freestyle and 4x200-meter freestyle relay. A year later, she won the 200-meter freestyle at the 2016 European Championships.   

At the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, Pellegrini didn`t win any medals. She stated that it was so devastating for her that she might consider "making changes to her life".

 At the 2017 World Championships, she won the gold medal in the 200-meter freestyle. In the next year, she captured 1 bronze medal in the 4x50-meter mixed freestyle relay at the 2018 European Championships.

 Pellegrini became the champion of the 200-meter freestyle at the 2019 World Championships and became the first swimmer to win 8 medals in a row in the same event.

Federica Pellegrini is a swimmer who may scoop up medals for Italy in the women's swimming at the 2020 Summer Olympics.

In the end, I hope you enjoy watching the Olympic Games. Thanks for reading this article.

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