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Olympics 2020 day three: Kristian Blummenfelt wins men’s triathlon ahead of Alex Yee, swimming, gymnastics and more – live!

Titmus overcame an unwell Ledecky to win the 400m freestyle at the 2019 world championships and delivered another statement of intent at the Australian trials in June, swimming the distance in 3:56.90. That is less than half-a-second slower than Ledecky’s world record, and more than four seconds quicker than the time the American posted in the US trials.

Australian optimism is understandable, though they also looked to be emerging as a force capable of mounting a sustained challenge to American supremacy in the early 2000s, only to underwhelm in the end. The two nations even duked it out in made-for-television battles in 2003, 2005 and 2007 called the Duel in the Pool. The hyped-up rivalry proved almost as strained as the rhyme in the title. A team of elite Europeans was sourced as fresh opposition from 2009 to 2015, but fared no better. The US will be hoping it’s the same story in Tokyo. The coming days should be interesting.

Football news:

Ronaldo, please, can you stop? It would make my day off. Cristiano was photographed with a boy at the entrance to the Manchester United base
Savich about the referee in the game with Athletic: It's not normal to show 15 cards for every word. Felix had no intention of touching anyone
Tim Sherwood: It will be difficult for Werner at Chelsea. He must show Tuchel that he has more than just good press
Klattenburg on Klopp: He does not know how to lose. When things went wrong, he began to get annoyed
Guardiola on the City fans after 0:0: I feel guilty at a bad game. I will be grateful even if 85 people come
Arteta about the series Ted Lasso: It gives a different perspective - you can look at things from different sides
Marca dashes evaluated the game of Suarez and Felix in the match with Athletic