Day nine of the Tokyo Olympic Games Sunday saw the final day of swimming competition end with a historic win for Team USA.
The big picture: The U.S. men's 4x100-meter medley relay team set a new world record as they won the final and Caeleb Dressel earned a fifth gold — becoming the fifth American to do so. Team USA's Bobby Finke won the 1,500-meter freestyle.
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American Perris Benegas during the first-ever women's BMX freestyle Olympic competition at the Tokyo Games on Aug. 1, won by Great Britain's Charlotte Worthington. Team USA's Hannah Roberts won the silver medal. Photo: Ina Fried/Axios
Australia's Georgia Winkcup (C) competes in the women's 3000m steeplechase Tokyo Games heats at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on Aug. 1. Photo: Ben Stansall/AFP via Getty Images
USA's Caeleb Dressel reacts after winning gold and breaking the Olympic record in the men's 50m freestyle swimming event at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo on Aug. 1. Photo: Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty Images
France's Enzo Lefort competes (L) against Japan's Toshiya Saito in the Olympic men's team foil semi-final in Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture, on Aug. 1. Photo: Fabrice Coffrin/AFP via Getty Images
Australia's Emma McKeon (C) wins the final of the women's 50m freestyle swimming event at the Tokyo Aquatics Center on Aug. 1, taking her Tokyo Games medals haul to seven — the first female swimmer and second woman in any sport to do so. Photo: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP via Getty Images
Italy's Vittoria Panizzon riding Super Cillous in the Olympic equestrian's eventing team and individual cross country at the Sea Forest Cross Country Course in Tokyo on Aug. 1. Photo: Yuki Iwamura/AFP via Getty Images
Action from the inaugural men's Olympic BMX freestyle, won by Australian Logan Martin in Tokyo. Venezuela's Daniel Dhers won the silver medal and Great Britain's Declan Brooks took home the bronze. Photo: Ina Fried/Axios
Team USA's Raven Saunders celebrates after placing second in the women's shot put final at the Olympic Stadium on Aug. 1. Photo: Andrej Isakovic/AFP via Getty Images
China's Gong Lijiao competes in the women's shot put final at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, which she won on Aug. 1. American Raven Saunders won silver and New Zealand's Valerie Adams claimed bronze. Photo: Antonin Thilloer/AFP via Getty Images
Spain's Daniel Sarmiento (C) is challenged by Argentina's Pablo Vainstein (R) during their men's preliminary round group A handball match at the Yoyogi National Stadium in Tokyo on Aug. 1. Photo: Franck Fife/AFP via Getty Images
Team USA's Gwen Berry competes in the women's hammer throw qualification at the Olympic Stadium on Aug. 1, 2021. Photo: Andrej Isakovic/AFP via Getty Images
More action from the men's BMX freestyle on Aug. 1. Photo: Ina Fried/Axios
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