Men's 400m Freestyle

World Record: Ian Thorpe, Australia, 3:40:08

Park Tae Hwan from Korea wins gold in men’s 400m freestyle

Grant Hackett from Australia led the first couple of turns, but Park Tae Hwan of Korea took over and led the rest of the race. He won the race in: 3:41.86.
Lin Zhang won China’s first swimming medal with a silver medal and Larsen Jensen from the United States finished third to take the bronze.

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Larsen Jensen was the fastest swimmer in the qualifiers in the 400 meter freestyle. Grant Hackett was just a second behind him.
China’s Zhang Lin was just behind Jensen.
“Just look at how close it is, it’s anyone’s at the moment and it’s just a case of doing everything right on the day,” Hackett said.
“There wasn’t [...]


Grant Hackett from Australia has won his heat in the men’s 400 meter freestyle. He uses the race as a warm-up for his specialty, the 1500m. Craig Stevens failed to qualify.
Jessicah Schipper from Brisbane has qualified in first place in the women’s 100m Butterfly with a time of 57.58.


Grant Hackett is set to make history by winning his third gold medal in consecutive Olympics in the 1500 meters freestyle.
“I’m not thinking about the historic side … If it happens, it happens. If it doesn’t, it doesn’t,” Hackett said on the third day of a weeklong training camp with his team at [...]