USA Swimming’s two greatest stars returned to the pool in Tokyo on Saturday.
Caeleb Dressel won his third Olympic gold medal by winning the men’s 100-meter and establishing a new world record in the process.
Furthermore, in her last Tokyo Games, Katie Ledecky secured another gold to her collection after she won for the third consecutive time, the 800-meter freestyle in Olympics.
While the swimming was going on, we learned more about Simone Biles’ situation, as she would not participate in Sunday’s finals event of vault and uneven bar. Biles’ participation in the finals of the balancing beam and floor exercise is still up in the air.
Looking forward, the 100-meter dash final on Saturday night at Olympic Stadium, Japan time, will determine the fastest woman of the world.
Saturday’s track and field competition will determine who is the fastest on earth.
Elaine Thompson-Herah and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica will compete for the gold medal in the 100 meters for women. On the track, both ladies have a chance to make history.
Fraser-Pryce has the opportunity to become the first woman in Olympic history to win three gold medals in the women’s 100 metres. The 34-year-old has previously won two Olympic gold medals. At the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, she won gold in the women’s 100 metres.
Thompson-Herah, a fellow Jamaican, dethroned Fraser-Pryce in the 2016 Olympics, winning the event with a time of 10.71. Thompson-Herah will join Wyomia Tyus, Gail Devers, and Fraser-Pryce as the only women in Olympic history to win back-to-back 100-meter gold.
Both of them will face stiff opposition from the field’s other sprinters, most notably Ivory Coast’s Marie-Josee Ta Lou.
Ta Lou’s 10.78 seconds marked a record for Africa and was the fastest time after the first round.
The first 4×400 mixed-gender relay will also award a winner.