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Tokyo Countdown 3-2: 25 days, 25 amazing Olympic memories

Tokyo Countdown 3-2: 25 days, 25 amazing Olympic memories
Posted at 3:54 AM, Jul 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-22 06:23:47-04

The Tokyo Games are almost here. We individually revisit an amazing Olympic memory, per diem, over the 25-day leadup.

This countdown began on Monday, June 28. Here are parts onetwothree and four.

NBC will have comprehensive coverage of the Tokyo Olympics' Opening Ceremony on Friday, July 23, beginning live at 6:55 a.m. ET. The ceremony will be re-aired at 7:30 p.m. ET for U.S. viewers who tune in for primetime, then replayed again overnight.

For more thrilling Olympic memories, stream the Great Moments channel on Peacock.

2 | Caeleb Dressel, U.S. Swim Trials in 2021

1st - Men's 100m Freestyle

SEE MORE: Trials: Caeleb Dressel qualifies for Olympics in 100m free

Two-time reigning world 100m freestyle champion Caeleb Dressel won the event at U.S. Trials in 47.39 to qualify for his second Olympics.

Dressel, the 100m free U.S. record-holder, will be joined in Tokyo by Zach Apple. Blake Pieroni and Brooks Curry will come along for the 4x100m.

SEE MORE: Swimming 101: Olympic History

3 | Sam Mikulak, U.S. Gym Trials in 2021

2nd-Best High Bar of Trials

SEE MORE: Trials: Sam Mikulak hits ‘vintage’ high bar routine

Two-time Olympian Sam Mikulak, after a relatively low parallel bars score of 13.750, rebounded big on the high bar during U.S. Trials.

His score, 14.750, was the competition's second highest behind only Brody Malone's 14.800.

SEE MORE: Gymnastics 101: Olympic History