Two of USA Swimming’s biggest stars were back in the pool Saturday in Tokyo.
Caeleb Dressel picked up his third gold of these Olympics, winning the men’s 100-meter butterfly and setting a new record in the process.
Then it was Katie Ledecky’s turn in the pool in her final swim of the Tokyo Games. Ledecky won the 800-meter freestyle for the third consecutive Olympics to add to her medal haul.
While the swimming was taking place, we got more clarity on the status of gymnastics star Simone Biles, who will not compete in the vault and uneven bar event finals on Sunday. Her participation in the balance beam and floor exercise finals are still to be determined.
The U.S. narrowly won bronze in the Olympic debut of the mixed-gender 4×400 relay Saturday, finishing about one-third of a second off the winner with a time of 3:10.22.
The Americans gained ground in the final leg of the race but ultimately finished behind both Poland, which won gold, and the Dominican Republic, which took silver. Vernon Norwood, who ran the anchor leg, barely sneaked in front of the Netherlands at the finish line to keep the U.S. in a medal spot.