Swimmer Chase Kalisz wins first Olympic gold for the US

Source: The Hill | July 24, 2021 | Jordan Williams

United States swimmer Chase Kalisz won the first Olympic gold medal for Team USA at the Tokyo Olympics.

Kalisz won gold in the men’s 400 meter individual medley final Sunday morning, coming back from second to win with a time of 4 minutes, 9.42 seconds, according to the Olympics Organizing Committee.

The competition took place Sunday morning in Tokyo, or Saturday evening on the U.S.’s East Coast.

Jay Litherland of Team USA took silver at the event and the bronze went to Brendon Smith of Australia.

Kalisz, who from Maryland, topped his performance from the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro when he took second place in the 400-meter medley.


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