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Thanks Tom. Into the deep end we go, one final time, bringing this superb swim meet to its conclusion.

It’s all killer no filler this session with five medal races in the space of an hour or so.

At 10.30am local time we have the men’s 50m freestyle, where the magnificent Caeleb Dressel is sprinting for his fourth gold of these Games.

Then at 10.37 it’s the women’s 50m free, where Australian Emma McKeon is bidding for all sorts of history. If she wins a medal here, and one later in the medley relay, she will become only the second woman to win seven medals at a single Games. She will also overtake Ian Thorpe and Leisel Jones for most career medals. Compatriot Cate Campbell is also in the final, along with world record holder Sarah Sjöström (SWE), and defending champion Pernille Blume (DEN).

There’s a change of pace at 10.44 with the men’s 1500m freestyle.

Then it all gets frantic again with the final events at 11.15 and 11.36 – the women’s then men’s 4x100m medley relays. Again, all eyes on McKeon and Dressel.

Away from the pool there’s the men’s final in the BMX freestyle, featuring Australian Logan Martin (11.20am), and from 12pm there’s the quarterfinal of the men’s hockey between Australia and Netherlands. There’s the final round of the golf to keep an eye on, track and field heats, equestrian, sailing, and much more besides. I’m stuffed just reading it all. There’s probably not even enough room for a little pud.

Here’s something from the man with the hardest working fingertips in Tokyo, Kieran Pender, setting the scene.

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Australian swimmer Emma McKeon has history in her sights this morning at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre. McKeon already has a bumper haul at the pool – gold in the 100m freestyle, gold in the 4x100m freestyle relay, bronze in the 100m butterfly, bronze in the 4x100m mixed medley relay and bronze in the 4x200m freestyle relay. This morning, McKeon starts as favourite in the women’s 50m freestyle and will swim the butterfly leg for a strong Australian team in women’s 4x100m medley relay.




Emma McKeon: very good at swimming

Emma McKeon: very good at swimming. Photograph: Jean Catuffe/Getty Images

If McKeon earns a spot on the podium in either race, she will become the most successful-ever Australian at a single Olympics – she currently sits equal with fellow swimmers Shane Gould, Ian Thorpe and Alicia Coutts on the national record of five medals. If McKeon is on the podium in both races, she will join Soviet gymnast Maria Gorokhovskaya as the only women to win seven medals at an Olympics in history. Just two men have gone better, with eight medals, including American swimmer Michael Phelps, who did it twice.





























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