Chase Kalisz received gold with a time of 4:09.42, whereas Litherland completed simply behind him with a time of 4:10:28. Brendon Smith of Australia received bronze with a time of 4:10.38.
This is the second Olympic medal for Kalisz, who received silver in the identical occasion in 2016, and the first Olympic medal for Litherland. Kalisz can also be set to compete in the 200-meter Individual Medley on July 28.
Team USA ended day one and not using a medal in the Summer Games for the first time since 1972.
The Americans competed in 5 of the seven occasions on Saturday. In the first medal occasion, China’s Yang Qian took the ladies’s 10-meter air rifle remaining gold, whereas Team USA competitor and occasion favourite Mary Tucker completed sixth.
World No. 1 Brady Ellison and teammate Mackenzie Brown, competing in the archery blended staff occasion, have been eradicated after shedding to Indonesia 5-4 in the first spherical.
Despite not reaching the rostrum on day one, it wasn’t all unhealthy information as Team USA’s ladies’s water polo staff notched a 25-4 victory over Japan, setting a then-Olympic file for targets in a recreation (25), margin of victory (21). However, Spain’s ladies’s polo staff would break these information a number of hours later with a 29-4 victory over South Africa.
Also, the US ladies’s soccer staff rebounded from their opening match loss with a dominating 6-1 victory over New Zealand. The Americans additionally received each of their 3×3 basketball matches, 17-10 in opposition to France and 21-9 in opposition to Mongolia. whereas the softball staff remained unbeaten with a 2-0 win over Mexico.