Monday’s finals races might not feature the big names of Katie Ledecky and Ariarne Titmus, but there will undoubtedly be some serious talent put on display.

The swimmers in both the men’s and women’s 100-meter backstrokes will be fighting for medals, with the women’s fielded loaded with talent in Olympic record-holder Regan Smith (USA), world record-holder Kaylee McKeown (Australia) and Canadian record-holder Kylie Masse, who beat McKeown in the second semifinal of the race on Sunday. American and world record-holder Ryan Murphy will look to hold off Russia’s Kliment Kolsnikov for the gold medal in the 100 backstroke.

Two American stars, world record-holder Lilly King and 17-year-old Alaskan Lydia Jacoby, will fight in a close field with South African Tatjana Schoenmaker and Swedish record-holder Sophie Hansson in the 100 breaststroke finals. In the men’s 200 freestyle, American Kieran Smith will hope to topple Great Britain’s Duncan Scott in the 200 freestyle and stay ahead of Lithuania’s Danas Rapsys following a tightly contested semifinal.

Swimming fans will also have another chance to watch Ledecky and Titmus compete on Monday in the 200 freestyle semifinals, though they will swim from different heats: Titmus swims in the first semifinal against Canadian Penny Oleksiak, while Ledecky swims in the second. The two will match up again Tuesday night for the finals event in what will be the latest chapter of the two swimmers’ rivalry after Titmus won Sunday night in the 400 freestyle.

Sporting News will be providing live updates and highlights from each event during the third day of Olympic swimming finals.

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Olympics swimming results

Time (ET) Event Winner 2nd 3rd
9:30 p.m. Women’s 200 Freestyle (Semifinal 1) Ariarne Titmus (Australia) Haughey Siobhan Bernadette (Hong Kong) Yang Junxuan (China)
9:36 p.m. Women’s 200 Freestyle (Semifinal 2) Katie Ledecky (United States) Barbora Seemanova (Czech Republic) Federica Pellegrini (Italy)
9:43 p.m. Men’s 200 Freestyle (Final)
9:51 p.m. Women’s 100 Backstroke (Final)
9:59 p.m. Men’s 100 Backstroke (Final)
10:17 p.m. Women’s 100 Breaststroke (Final)
10:35 p.m. Men’s 200 Butterfly (Semifinal 1)
10:41 p.m. Men’s 200 Butterfly (Semifinal 2)
10:58 p.m. Women’s 200 Individual Medley (Semifinal 1)
11:05 p.m. Women’s 200 Individual Medley (Semifinal 2)

Live swimming updates, highlights from 2021 Olympics

Women’s 200 freestyle (semifinal 2)

9:44 p.m.: Titmus’ time makes her the top seed heading into tomorrow’s 200 freestyle final. Ledecky is the third seed and Oleksiak is sixth. McIntosh and Schmitt just miss the cut. 

9:42 p.m.: The time posted by Ledecky: 1:55.34. Seemanova finished at 1:56.14 and Pellegrini was at 1:56.44. Canada’s Summer McIntosh was fifth at 1:56.82. 

9:41 p.m.: Ledecky takes the top spot in the second semifinal. Seemanova is second and Italian Federica Pellegrini is third. 

9:40 p.m.: Ledecky is now the leader over Seemanova. 

9:39 p.m.: Ledecky is second behind Czech Republic’s Barbora Seemanova with Canada’s Summer McIntosh in third. 

9:38 p.m.: Katie Ledecky posted the top time in the 200 free in the heats at 1:55.28. She’s up now in the semifinal. 

Women’s 200 freestyle (semifinal 1)

9:36 p.m.: Titmus finishes at 1:54.82 for the first spot, with Haughey in second at 1:55.16 and China’s Yang Junxuan is third at 1:55.98. Oleksiak is fourth at 1:56.39 and American Allison Schmitt is fifth at 1:56.87. 

9:35 p.m.: Titmus powers through the final stretch to win the heat. 

9:34 p.m.: Hong Kong’s Siobhan Haughey takes the lead after the 100, but Titmus looks like she’s gaining near the 150. 

9:33 p.m.: Canada’s Penny Oleksiak is the leader after the first 50. 

9:32 p.m.: Ariarne Titmus is back in the pool, this time swimming the 200 freestyle. Will she punch her ticket to the final? 

Olympics swimming schedule 2021

With the exception of July 31, each day will begin with heats starting at 6 a.m. ET and will end with finals races starting up at 9:30 p.m. ET each day. The USA Network will carry the heats in the United States and NBC will have the finals, while CBC will provide coverage of both events in Canada.

Those in the United States hoping to see replays of the qualifying heats can tune into NBC every afternoon to see how swimmers performed earlier in the morning.

Monday, July 26

Event Time (ET) Channel (U.S.) Channel (Canada)
Heats 6 a.m. USA CBC
Finals 9:30 p.m. NBC CBC

Tuesday, July 27

Event Time (ET) Channel (U.S.) Channel (Canada)
Heats 6 a.m. USA CBC
Finals 9:30 p.m. NBC CBC

Wednesday, July 28

Event Time (ET) Channel (U.S.) Channel (Canada)
Heats 6 a.m. USA CBC
Finals 9:30 p.m. NBC CBC

Thursday, July 29

Event Time (ET) Channel (U.S.) Channel (Canada)
Heats 6 a.m. USA CBC
Finals 9:30 p.m. NBC CBC

Friday, July 30

Event Time (ET) Channel (U.S.) Channel (Canada)
Heats 6 a.m. USA CBC
Finals 9:30 p.m. NBC CBC

Saturday, July 31

Event Time (ET) Channel (U.S.) Channel (Canada)
Finals 9:30 p.m. NBC CBC

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