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Rory O'Sullivan

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Uni student, swimming and Rugby League fan. Made a choice to support the Melbourne Demons as a 6 year old because I thought they were good.

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Thanks to all who followed the blog.
Outside of an amazing Australian performances my highlight came from Dmitriy Balandi of Kazakhstan. He won gold in the Men’s 200 Breaststroke from lane 8!!

Olympic swimming highlights: Day 5 results - Men's 100m freestyle final live blog

Finals Results Day 5
Men’s 200 Breaststroke
Gold:Dmitriy Balandin:Kazakstan
Silver:Josh Prenot :USA
Bronze:Anton Chupkov:Russia
Women’s 200 Butterfly
Gold:Mireia Belmonte Spain
Silver: Madeline Groves Australia
Bronze:Natsumi Hoshi Japan
Men’s 100m Freestyle
Gold: Kyle Chalmers Australia
Silver:Pieter Timmers (BEL)
Bronze:Nathan Adrian (USA
Women’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay
Gold:USA
Silver:Australia
Bronze: Canada

Olympic swimming highlights: Day 5 results - Men's 100m freestyle final live blog

What a day for Australia!!!
It started with Cate Campbell breaking the Olympic Record to be fastest qualifier into the 100m Freestyle final tomorrow night. Her sister Bronte qualified 5th.
Maddie Groves earnt Silver in the 200 Butterfly only 0.03 seconds behind Mireia Belmonte of Spain.
18 year old Kyle Chalmers won GOLD in the 100 Freestyle, ending years of Australian heartbreak in the event.
Taylor McKeown will start as fastest qualifier for the 200 Breaststroke final tomorrow.
Australia’s women’s 4x200m Freestyle relay team claimed Silver behind the US.
Great night!! Finals results to follow.

Olympic swimming highlights: Day 5 results - Men's 100m freestyle final live blog

After a slow start Australia Emma McKeon moved Australia to 1st place after the second leg. Bronte Barratt maintained the lead for Australia before Katie Ledecky went past Tamsin Cook in the last 200.
17 year old Cook produced a great swim to not let Ledecky have it all her own way and holding off a fast finishing Canada who finished 3rd.

Olympic swimming highlights: Day 5 results - Men's 100m freestyle final live blog

Gold: USA
Silver: AUSTRALIA
Bronze: Canada
Tamsin Cook produces a sensational swim!! What a performance by the Aussies!!!

Olympic swimming highlights: Day 5 results - Men's 100m freestyle final live blog

50 to go and Australia in second 1/2 body length from Canada in third.

Olympic swimming highlights: Day 5 results - Men's 100m freestyle final live blog

USA go past Australia with 100 to go, Canada chasing hard with Sweden on the move!!!

Olympic swimming highlights: Day 5 results - Men's 100m freestyle final live blog

Great swim by Bronte!! we go into the water first with a .89 lead over the US and Canada. The rest of the field is chasing Australia, they will have to fight hard to medal.

Olympic swimming highlights: Day 5 results - Men's 100m freestyle final live blog

Australia need a big lead at the change if they are to hope for gold, Katie Ledecky could make up 2 or 3 body lengths in the last leg. Australia still lead midway through the 3rd leg by 1/4 of a body length from the US.

Olympic swimming highlights: Day 5 results - Men's 100m freestyle final live blog

EMMA McKeon YOU STAR!!! She has moved Australia into the lead by 1/2 a body length from the US and china after the second leg. Bronte Barratt into the water now.

Olympic swimming highlights: Day 5 results - Men's 100m freestyle final live blog

After the first leg the US are ahead of China and Sweden, Australia in 7th. China has made a move and leads at the 300 by 1/2 a body length.

Olympic swimming highlights: Day 5 results - Men's 100m freestyle final live blog

After a slow start by the Leah Neale she now sits in 4th at the 100 turn, Sweden lead by an inch from the US.

Olympic swimming highlights: Day 5 results - Men's 100m freestyle final live blog

Women’s 4×200 Relay Final start list.
1: Japan
2 Hungary
3 China
4 USA
5 Australia
6 Russia
7 Canada
8 Sweden

Olympic swimming highlights: Day 5 results - Men's 100m freestyle final live blog

Australian 4×200 Relay team
Leah Neale
Emma McKeon
Bronte Barratt
Tamsin Cook
Maddie Groves will not swim after her 200 Butterfly result. Is it the right choice?

Olympic swimming highlights: Day 5 results - Men's 100m freestyle final live blog

Repeating key highlights on a sensational night for Australia.
Kyle Chalmers GOLD 100 Freestyle.
Maddie Groves SILVER 200 Butterfly.
Cate Campbell OLYMPIC RECORD and fastest qualifier through the 100m Freestyle final.

Olympic swimming highlights: Day 5 results - Men's 100m freestyle final live blog

10 minutes to the start of the 4×200 relay with Australia starting in lane 5. Maddie Groves is receiving her silver medal now after a brilliant swim in the 200 butterfly.

Olympic swimming highlights: Day 5 results - Men's 100m freestyle final live blog

1: Phelps USA
2:Lotche USA
3: Pereira Brazil
Phelps is a machine, producing his fastest time of the year at the right time.
He is perfectly poised to win his fourth straight Olympic gold in this event.

Olympic swimming highlights: Day 5 results - Men's 100m freestyle final live blog

Phelps has a 1/4 of a body length from Pereira and Lochte at the Breaststroke turn.

Olympic swimming highlights: Day 5 results - Men's 100m freestyle final live blog

Pereira leads at the 50 by about 1/4 of a body length, Lochte and Phelps makes their move in the backstroke.

Olympic swimming highlights: Day 5 results - Men's 100m freestyle final live blog

Men’s 200 IM Semi- Final 2 start list
1 Jeremy Desplanches Switzerland
2 Andreas Vazaios Greece
3 Thiago Pereira Brazil
4 Ryan Lochte USA
5 Michael Phelps USA
6 Hiromasa Fujimori Japan
7 Dan Wallace Great Britain
8 Leuan Lloyd Great Britain

Olympic swimming highlights: Day 5 results - Men's 100m freestyle final live blog

Tasmin Cook will anchor the Australian 4×200 relay team, Maddie Groves will not back up after her 2nd place in the 200 fly.

Olympic swimming highlights: Day 5 results - Men's 100m freestyle final live blog

Hagino of Japan takes the first semi!! Lotche and Phelps in next heat. Wang in 2nd.

Olympic swimming highlights: Day 5 results - Men's 100m freestyle final live blog

Hagino has a body length lead at the end of the Breastroke, he is being chased by Heintz and Wang.

Olympic swimming highlights: Day 5 results - Men's 100m freestyle final live blog

400 IM champion Hagino leads as the backstroke leg comes to a close.

Olympic swimming highlights: Day 5 results - Men's 100m freestyle final live blog

Men’s 200 IM Semi-final 2 start list
1 Eduardo Gomez
2 Simon Sjodin
3 Kosuke Hagino
4 Philip Heintz
5 Henrique Rodrigues
6 Shun Wang
7 Alexis Santos
8 Bradlee Ashby

Olympic swimming highlights: Day 5 results - Men's 100m freestyle final live blog