At the second women’s swimming event at the Tokyo Olympics, Saugus High School graduates and the California Golden Bears Abbey Weitzer finished the eighth Thursday night in the final 100-meter freestyle race.
Emma McKeon first touched on Australia’s freestyle race and set an Olympic record with a time of 51.96. Hong Kong’s Siobhan Haughey set a new Asian record of 52.27 seconds in silver, and Australia’s Cate Campbell won bronze. Weitzel went to work at 53.23.
Weitzel won the bronze medal on Saturday at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics and swam the second leg of the US women’s 4x100m freestyle relay team. In that race, she set the team’s fastest time of 52.68 seconds on her 100-meter leg.
She became the first Southern Californian to win a medal at the Tokyo Olympics after winning a gold medal in the 4×100 medley at the 2016 Rio Olympics and a silver medal at the 4×100 freestyle.
Team USA’s Sunisa “Suni” Lee won the gold medal in the women’s gymnastics competition ahead of Rebeca Andrade of Brazil and Angelina Melnikova on behalf of the Russian Olympic Committee.
Lee Seung-yuop, the youngest member of the US Women’s Gymnastics Team, is 18 years old and has extended the US Women’s Allround Gold string to the fifth consecutive Olympic Games.
Team USA’s Jade Carey, who joined the all-around competition after Simone Biles withdrew from mental health concerns, finished eighth.
The match between the US men’s volleyball team against Brazil, which is paired with the local Alum, was not over at the time of the press time. The US team has another Saugus High School graduate, three-time Olympic athlete David Smith, and the first Olympic athlete Kyle Ensing (Valencia High School graduate).
The game will be played on TV at 9 am on Friday on USA Network and 11 pm on NBCSN.
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