Kalisz wins first US medal of Tokyo Games, Litherland 2nd

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Chase Kalisz won the first American medal of the Tokyo Games when he captured gold in the men’s 400-meter individual medley

TOKYO — Chase Kalisz won the first American medal of the Tokyo Games, taking gold Sunday in the men’s 400-meter individual medley.

Kalisz, a protege and former training partner of Olympic great Michael Phelps, touched first in 4 minutes, 9.42 seconds.

Litherland was next in 4:10.28, just ahead of Smith (4:10.38).

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