The GIST: The Tokyo Olympics hit a(nother) hurdle this weekend: the first positive COVID-19 test among arriving athletes. But there were literal hurdles to clear here at home, with the start of the track and field trials and conclusion of the swimming trials.
🏊♀️Swimming: After a week of qualifying action, the Olympic swimming team is set. To no one’s surprise, mermaid Katie Ledecky will compete in four events, including the debut of the 1500m women’s freestyle.
- She’ll be joined by Simone Manuel, who won yesterday’s 50m freestyle after an unexpected loss in the 100m freestyle. Don’t call it a comeback. In other news, for Ryan Lochte.
🏃♂️Track & Field: We’re only three days in to the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials, and have been set and . And even though yesterday was Father’s Day, it was a mom who stole the show: Allyson Felix made her fifth Olympic team, finishing second in the 400m. A national treasure.