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Rio Olympics 2016, Swimming India, Live Updates and Commentary

Updated: 09 August 2016 08:47 IST - Published: 08 August 2016 21:14 IST
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Team USA have dominated the medals today. What performances from Ryan Murphy, Lilia King AND Katie Meili! Two golds and a bronze after their relay gold yesterday. 

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Tamas Kenderesi of Hungary has finished ahead of Michael Phelps in the men's 200m butterfly semis. After Katinka Hosszu, the country has even more laurels! 

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It's time for the 200m medley for the women! Katinka Hosszu is almost superhuman today.

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Team USA are absolutely blazing through swimming - one might even be prompted to ask "What's in the water?" 

It's their brilliant swimming team. Ryan Murphy has taken gold in the men's 100m backstroke here!

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Michael Phelps in the finals of the men's 200m butterfly with a second-place finish!

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Despite her hectic schedule, Katinka Hosszu of Hungary wins the women's 100m backstroke.

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Kaitie Meili of the USA wins bronze.

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USA's Lilia King wins GOLD with an Olympic record time.

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Russia's Yulia Efimova just received permission to re-enter the Olympics after Russia's doping scandal and she's now taken second in the women's 100m breastroke!

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Women's 100m backstroke now and current world champion Emily Seebohm of Australia is in Lane 1!

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Time for the finals of the 200m free women's! Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden finished top in the semifinals ahead of the feted Katie Ledecky.

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Hosszu will have events running all the way upto saturday, now.

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Bit of a nightmare schedule for champion swimmer Katinka Hosszu. She's been in events non stop since Saturday - with her only break on Sunday, and today she'll be swimming the 100m backstroke finals! 

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And Le Clos just misses out! It's Sun Yang of China with gold in the men's 200m freestyle, with Chad Le Clos in second and Team USA's Conor Dwyer in third!

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Chad le Clos does it again! He's taken a massive lead and going blisteringly fast after repeatedly good performances across disciplines and in the heats.

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He's been in brilliant form lately, and a win for him would not be surprising.

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Phelps will not be part of this final - and it's likely Chad le Clos of South Africa, the defending champion, will take it again. 

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Time for the big one now, though! The men's 200m freestyle is about to get underway.

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USA's Katie Ledecky finishes second in the semi-finals!

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We'll be back after 7 hours for the semi-finals and finals. The champions of swimming to be decided. Join us then.

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So that's it. The semi-final line-ups have been decided. Both Indian swimmers have been eliminated. Sajan almost matched his best performance, but it was not good enough. Shivani was not up to her own best, 5 seconds behind her qualifying time. Requiring to finish in the top 16 places to qualify, Sajan finished 28th and Shivani finished at 41st place.

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Heat 4 just got done. Another Hungarian takes the pole position. This time, it is Cseh Laszlo who finish with a timing of 1:55.14.

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As discussed before, the best 16 swimmers progress to the next phase. Heat 4 is yet to start.

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Hungary's Kenderesi Tamas finishes first in Heat 3 with a timing of 1:54.73