Swimmer Chase Kalisz wins first US medal of Tokyo Video games

TOKYO — Chase Kalisz has received the primary American medal of the Tokyo Video games, taking gold Sunday within the males’s 400-meter particular person medley.

Jay Litherland made it a 1-2 end for the powerhouse U.S. staff, rallying on the freestyle leg to take the silver. Brendon Smith of Australia claimed the bronze.

Kalisz, a protege and former coaching accomplice of Olympic nice Michael Phelps, touched first in 4 minutes, 9.42 seconds.

Litherland was subsequent in 4:10.28, simply forward of Smith (4:10.38).

The Individuals are off to a flying begin on the Tokyo Aquatics Centre, incomes six of 12 medals on the primary morning of finals. They confirmed no indicators of slipping even with out essentially the most embellished athlete in Olympic historical past.

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