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WATCH LIVE: Men’s 100 free, women’s 200 butterfly heats

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Tuesday means another busy day at the pool, beginning at Noon Eastern with the men’s 100 meter freestyle heats. The United States has two competitors in the event, with Nathan Adrian and Caeleb Dressel both swimming in heat seven. Dressel and Adrian have already won gold in these Olympics, as they were part of the 4×100 freestyle team. Other swimmers to watch in the 100 free include Australia’s Cameron McEvoy and Kyle Chalmers, and Italy’s Luca Dotto.

Among those competing in the women’s 200 butterfly is Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu, who has already won two gold medals in these Olympic Games. The United States will have two swimmers in this event, with Natalie Adams swimming in heat three and Hali Flickinger in heat four. Australia’s Madeline Groves and Japan’s Natsumi Hoshi are among the other swimmers in the event expected to contend for a medal.

WATCH LIVE: Men’s 100 freestyle, women’s 200 butterfly, men’s 200 breaststroke, men’s 4×200 freestyle relay preliminary heats — 12 p.m. Eastern

Two Americans are among the contenders for medal’s in the men’s 200 breaststroke in Kevin Cordes and Josh Prenot, with both swimming in the fifth and final qualifying heat. Also in the field is reigning Olympic champion Daniel Gyurta, who holds the current Olympic record and will be swimming in heat three, and reigning world champion Marco Koch of Germany will swim in heat four.

The semifinal heats of the men’s 4×200 freestyle relay will be held during the afternoon session at the pool as well, with the United States looking to win a fourth straight Olympic gold medal in the event. The Americans should qualify for the final; the only question is how much different their lineup will look for the final.

Justin Schoenefeld gets U.S.’ first men’s aerials World Cup win in 4 years

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Justin Schoenefeld ended a four-year U.S. men’s aerials drought with his first World Cup win Saturday in Belarus.

Schoenfeld, 21, hit a double full-full-full in the super final to beat a field that included world champion Maxim Burov of Russia. Burov was fourth, one spot behind another American, Chris Lillis. Full results are here.

“I’m pretty speechless right now,” Schoenefeld said, according to U.S. Ski & Snowboard. “I’m just shocked. It just all came so quick, all of a sudden the two finals were over, and I was on top of the podium. I probably landed two of my training jumps yesterday, but I managed to land all of my comp jumps down to my feet.”

Schoenefeld’s best previous World Cup finish was fourth, in Belarus last season.

Lillis earned the U.S.’ last World Cup men’s aerials victory on Feb. 20, 2016, also in Belarus. The four-year gap between wins marked the longest for the U.S. men since aerials was added as an Olympic medal sport in 1994.

Schoenefeld also became the first American of either gender to win a World Cup aerials event in two years, since Kiley McKinnon on Jan. 6, 2018. That gap was the longest for the U.S. since 2005.

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Kaillie Humphries wins bobsled world title in first season for U.S.

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Two-time Olympic champion Kaillie Humphries won a bobsled world title in her first season since switching allegiance from Canada to the U.S., ending recent German dominance.

Humphries, with brakewoman Lauren Gibbs, edged German junior world champ Kim Kalicki by .37 of a second combining times from four runs between Friday and Saturday in Altenberg, Germany.

“I love this track. It’s very challenging, one of the hardest in the world,” Humphries said, according to U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton. “It demands a lot of focus, a lot of respect every minute you’re on that track. So to be able to win here, I know the Germans and the spectators, everybody, have worked so hard and this week, no exceptions. I’m proud of all of the girls.”

Canadian Christine de Bruin took bronze for a second straight year. Full results are here.

Humphries, who married a former U.S. bobsledder, was released by Canada in September after filing verbal abuse and harassment claims against a coach, saying she no longer felt safe with the program. As a Canadian, Humphries won 2010 and 2014 Olympic titles, plus 2012 and 2013 World titles.

Humphries joined German Sandra Kiriasis as the only female drivers to win three world titles. She is already the only female driver with multiple Olympic titles.

German Mariama Jamanka, the reigning Olympic champion and defending world champion, finished fourth in Altenberg.

Triple U.S. Olympic medalist Elana Meyers Taylor didn’t compete as she sits out the season due to pregnancy. Meyers Taylor and Gibbs teamed for silver in PyeongChang.

The world championships continue Sunday with the conclusion of the two-man competition. German Francesco Friedrich, eyeing his sixth straight world title, leads after the first two of four runs.

A full TV and live stream schedule is here.

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