Adam Peaty of Britain is among the handful of athletes on the Tokyo Video games who was displaying up right here to choose up his gold medal.
Peaty, the world-record holder within the 100-meter breaststroke, has lengthy been racing largely towards himself, and he confirmed why as soon as once more Monday morning, successful the race in 57.37.
Peaty was the primary swimmer to go beneath 58 seconds on the distance, after which the primary one to go beneath 57 seconds.
He has set an as-yet unmatchable customary within the occasion. Peaty, who received the gold medal within the occasion in 2016, turned the primary British swimmer to defend his Olympic title.
The race was primarily a contest for second place. Peaty received by greater than a half-second. Arno Kamminga of the Netherlands took the silver medal in 58 seconds flat and Nicola Martinenghi of Italy took the bronze medal in 58.33. Michael Andrew of the USA completed fourth.