Crew USA take one-two within the males’s 400m particular person medley closing with Chase Kalisz successful gold and Jay Litherland clinching silver… whereas Nice Britain’s Max Litchfield misses out on bronze by simply 0.21 SECONDS
Crew USA reigned supreme over the lads’s 400m particular person medley closing with Chase Kalisz taking the gold medal and Jay Litherland ending second.
Kalisz was capable of draw back in a really tight subject to clinch victory within the opening medal race within the pool, whereas Nice Britain’s Max Litchfield got here house joint-fourth.
Litchfield, the slowest butterfly swimmer out of the eight athletes, burst via within the freestyle and agonisingly got here inside 0.21 seconds of claiming bronze.
Chase Kalisz received the males’s 400m particular person medley closing in an excellent one-two for Crew USA
The outcome marked the seventh time the American staff have taken the highest two locations within the occasion, and Kalisz’s gold was their first of this summer time’s Olympics.
In the long run, the victor triumphed with a tremendous time of 4min 9.42 sec.
Litchfield, in the meantime, was inches away from changing into Crew GB’s first medallist this summer time – and has repeated his inserting from Rio de Janeiro 5 years in the past.
Nice Britain’s Max Litchfield completed 0.21 seconds off bronze after coming via the sphere
Regardless of trailing in eighth place after the butterfly leg, Litchfield edged up into sixth following the backstroke.
He then starred within the breaststroke to take fifth, and from then it was a tense, last-gasp tussle with Hungary’s David Verraszte in fourth.
The bronze went to Brendon Smith of Australia, who took their first medal in Tokyo after blitzing via from final with 100m remaining within the freestyle leg.