The water in the Olympic pools will rest still until Paris 2024, and the media will "wave" in the coming days about the performance of swimmers in the 4x100 meter in Tokyo And far above the line is Australian Emma McKeon.
Olympic champion in 50 and 100m freestyle, 4x100m freestyle, 4x100m mixed, and bronze in 100m butterfly, 4x200 freestyle and mixed 4x100 mixed, became the first swimmer in history with seven medals in one Olympic competition and only the second athlete after Michael Phelps who won 6 gold in Athens and eight gold medals in Beijing.
At the same time, the Australian climbed to the second place in the eternal list of swimmers in the total number of medals at the Olympic Games - 10 - which she shares with Katie Ledecky, with two less than Jenny Thompson (12).
Caeleb Dressel in Tokyo was not as successful quantitatively as McKeon, but he won as many as five gold medals - 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle, 100m butterfly, 4x100m freestyle, and 4x100 mixed - with one world record in the men's 100m freestyle competition.
Along with Dressel, the Americans also celebrate the aforementioned Katie Ledecky gold in the 800 and 1,500 meters freestyle, and silver in the 400 meters freestyle and 4x200m freestyle, the first swimmer to win seven Olympic gold medals in the individual competition, while Australian Ariarne Titmus, Olympic champion in the 200 and 400 meters freestyle, won silver in the 800 meters and bronze in the 4x200m freestyle relay confirmed that she is her successor in the middle and other tracks.
Australian Kaylee McKeown is the master of backstroke swimming because she triumphed in the 100 and 200 meters, 4x100m medley, and she was also a member of the bronze relay in the 4x100 medley mix. Three medals were won by Russian Yevgeny Rilov, champion in the 100 and 200 meters backstroke, and a member of the bronze relay in the 4x200m freestyle.
The Briton Adam Peaty swam to gold in the 100m backstroke and in the 4x100m medley mix, and to silver in the 4x100m medley. American Robert Finke ruled in the 400 and 800 meters freestyle, the Japanese bow to Yui Ohashi, the Olympic champion in the 200 and 400 meters mixed.
The honor of South African swimming was defended by Tatjana Schoenmaker, champion in the 200 meters breaststroke and silver in the half shorter discipline, while Canadian Kylie Massei is returning home from silver won in the 100 and 200 meters backstroke and bronze in the 4x100m medley relay ...
Once a dominant nation in swimming, China has won "only" six medals, and four, gold in the 200m backstrokes, silver in the 100m backstrokes, gold in the 4x200m freestyle relay, and silver in the 4x100m medley mixed is in the hands of Yufei Zhang