A look inside the capsule at the events of day 6 in Tokyo; Cate Campbell is looking for gold

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Snapshot of the Olympic Games: a glimpse into a capsule of the events of the sixth day in Tokyo; Cate Campbell is looking for gold

With the 2020ne Olympics less than a month away, Swimming World will be offering capsules for eight consecutive days that will take a sneak peek at the events that will be happening in Tokyo on any given day. These capsules provide a snapshot of the various events, including a historical snippet for each discipline.

Day six

200 breaststroke for women

World record: Rikke Möller Pedersen (Denmark / 2013) 2: 19.11
Olympic Champion 2016: Rie Kaneto (Japan) 2: 20.30
Most of the titles: United States (four)
Biggest win margin: 2.73 seconds (Marina Kosheveya via Marina Yurchenya – 1976)
Top five times (2021) – Olympic qualification
1. Tatjana Schoenmaker (South Africa) 2: 20.17
2. Molly Renshaw (Great Britain) 2: 20.89
3. Annie Lazor (USA) 2: 21.07
4. Evgeniia Chikunova (Russia) 2: 21.63
5. Abbie Wood (Great Britain) 2: 21.69
Historical note: Four-time American Olympian Amanda Bart has an Olympic medal of each color from the 200th breaststroke. She won gold in 2004, silver in 1996 and bronze in 2000.

Men’s 200 back

World record: Aaron Peirsol (USA / 2009) 1: 51.92
Olympic Champion 2016: Ryan Murphy (USA) 1: 53.62
Most of the titles: United States (Nine)
Biggest win margin: 9.0 seconds (Ernst Hoppenberg on Karl Ruberl – 1900)
Top five times (2021) – Olympic qualification
1. Evgeny Rylov (Russia) 1: 53.23
2. Ryan Murphy (USA) 1: 54.20
3. Luke Greenbank (Great Britain) 1: 54.43
4. Bryce Mefford (USA) 1: 54.79
5. Ryosuke Irie (Japan) 1: 55.52
Historical note: The United States is aiming for its seventh straight win at this event. The streak started at the 1996 Olympics when Brad Bridgewater won the gold medal.

Ladies 100 freestyle

World record: Sarah Sjostrom (Sweden / 2017) 51.71
Olympic Champion 2016: Simone Manuel (USA) / Penny Oleksiak (Canada) 52.70
Most of the titles: United States (eight)
Biggest win margin: 3.4 seconds (Ethelda Bleibtrey via Irene Guest – 1920)
Top five times (2021) – Olympic qualification
1. Emma McKeon (Australia) 52.29
2. Cate Campbell (Australia) 52.59
3. Penny Oleksiak (Canada) 52.89
4. Zhang Yufei (China) 52.90
5. Femke Heemskerk (Netherlands) 53.03
Historical note: With their victories at the Olympic Games in 1956, 1960 and 1964, Australia became Dawn Fraser was the first athlete to win the same event in three consecutive games.

Men’s 200 Individual Medley

World record: Ryan Lochte (USA / 2011) 1: 54.00
Olympic Champion 2016: Michael Phelps (USA) 1: 54.66
Most of the titles: United States (five)
Biggest win margin: 2.29 seconds (Michael Phelps on Laszlo Cseh – 2008)
Top five times (2021) – Olympic qualification
1. Michael Andrew (USA) 1: 55.26
2. Duncan Scott (Great Britain) 1: 55.90
3. Mitch Larkin (Australia) 1: 56.29
4. Hugo Gonzalez (Spain) 1: 56.76
5. Wang Shun (China) 1: 56.78
Historical note: Michael Phelps is the only swimmer in history who has won the same discipline at four Olympic Games in a row and managed the feat in 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 in the 200 individual medley.