• (From R) Bronze medallist Canada's Penny Oleksiak, gold medallist Australia's Ariarne Titmus and silver medallist Hong Kong's Siobhan Bernadette Haughey pose on the podium with their medals after the final of the women's 200m freestyle swimming event during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo on 28 July 2021. Picture: AFP

    Titmus claims 200m crown but Ledecky bounces back for first gold

    Australian Titmus now has two Tokyo golds, both at Ledecky's expense after upsetting her arch-rival to win the 400m free on Monday. But the chances of US superstar Caeleb Dressel winning a much-touted seven gold medals in Tokyo vanished when he opted out of the 4x200m relay squad that finished fourth behind winner Great Britain.

  • Bronze medallist China's Li Bingjie (L), gold medallist Australia's Ariarne Titmus (C) and silver medallist USA's Kathleen Ledecky pose with their medals for photographers after the final of the women's 400m freestyle swimming event during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo on 26 July 2021. Picture: AFP

    Titmus wins duel in the pool as Dressel launches Olympic gold rush

    The Tokyo Aquatics Centre also witnessed a dominant 100m breaststroke swim by world record holder Adam Peaty, who defended his title to give Britain its first gold medal of the Games. Elsewhere on the third day of action in Tokyo, Norway's Kristian Blummenfelt won the men's triathlon in a race marred by a bizarre false start.

  • China's Sun Yang (L) and Italy's Gregorio Paltrinieri react after a heat for the men's 800m freestyle event during the swimming competition at the 2019 World Championships at Nambu University Municipal Aquatics Center in Gwangju, South Korea, on 23 July 2019. Picture: AFP.

    Health scare for Ledecky, Sun survives at world swimming

    Ledecky withdrew from the morning's 200m free heats in Gwangju and was assessed by doctors before deciding to also skip the 1,500m final later on Tuesday - an event she has crushed at the last three world championships.

  • Briton Adam Peaty smashed his own world record in the men’s 50 meters breaststroke at the world championships. Picture: Twitter/@britishswimming.

    Adam Peaty sets 50m breaststroke record

    The 22-year-old shaved 0.32 seconds off the record mark he set at the 2015 world championships in Kazan when he first announced himself on the global stage.