Swimming has been one of the most popular events at the 2012 Summer Olympics. We have seen upsets, new world records and fantastic finishes.
Day 3 turned out to be a great follow-up to the first two days at the Olympics. Here are some top times, recaps and a complete swimming medal count:
Women's 200-Meter Freestyle—Semifinals (Top Times)
1. Bronte Barratt (1:56.98) AUS
2. Allison Schmitt (1:56.15) USA
3. Camille Muffat (1.56.18) FRA
Men's 200-Meter Freestyle (Top Times and Medals)
1.Yannick Agnel (1:43.14) FRA
2. Taehwan Park (1:44.93) KOR
2. Yang Sun (1:44.93) CHN
Women's 100-Meter Backstroke (Top Times and Medals)
1. Missy Franklin (58.33) USA—American Record
2. Emily Seebohm (58.68) AUS
3. Aya Terakawa (58.83) JPN—Asian Record
Men's 100-Meter Backstroke (Top Times and Medals)
1. Matt Grevers (52.16) USA
2. Nick Thoman (52.92) USA
3. Ryosuke Irie (52.97) JPN
Women's 100-Meter Breaststroke (Top Times and Medals)
1. Ruta Meilutyte (1:05.47) LTU
2. Rebecca Soni (1:05.55) USA
3. Satomi Suzuki (1:06.46) JPN
Men's 200-Meter Butterfly—Semifinals (Top Times)
1. Takeshi Matsuda (1:54.25) JPN
2. Chad le Clos (1:54.34) RSA—African Record
3. Yin Chen (1:54.43) CHN
Women's 200-Meter Individual Medley—Semifinals (Top Times)
1. Katinka Hosszu (2:10.74) HUN
2. Hannah Miley (2:10.89) GBR
3. Kirsty Coventry (2:10.93) ZIM
Medal Standings for Swimming Only
1. United States: 12
2. China: 5
3. Australia: 4
4. Japan: 4
5. France: 3
Statistics are according to NBCOlympics.com.
Ryan Lochte came just short of placing in the Men's 200-Meter Freestyle. It's been an up-and-down Summer Olympics for Lochte as the whole world believed he was the best Olympian at the Summer Games.
Not so fast.
Lochte's performance has been shaky since winning the 400-Meter Individual Medley. His disappointing showing in the 200-Meter Freestyle only proves that he isn't quite the Olympian Michael Phelps has been over the years.
Missy Franklin, who set an American record in the Women's 100-Meter Backstroke, put on one of the most memorable performances of the event thus far. Winning a gold medal is great, but turning in an American record performance puts the icing on the cake.
There were no world records broken on Tuesday, but there were three country records broken. Franklin set one with her performance in the 100-Meter Backstroke.
Chad le Clos set an African record in the 200-Meter Butterfly with a time of 1:54.34. His performance wasn't good enough to receive gold, but it was one that South Africa will remember for a long time.
Aya Terakawa set an Asian record in the Women's 100-Meter Backstroke with a time of 58.83. Her performance was overlooked seeing how Franklin was in her event, but it will still be remembered as one of the greatest races in Asian history.
For complete schedule information on the 2012 Summer Games head on over to NBCOlympics.com.
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