Pan Pacs Scratch Report: Pereira Out of 400 IM, Park Scratches 100 Free

  63 Morgan Priestley | August 21st, 2014 | Featured, International, National, News

2014 PAN PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIPS

Seven swimmers have been scratched out of at least one individual event, with the biggest surprise in the bunch being Thiago Pereira of Brazil opting out of the men’s 400 IM, arguably his best event.  The 2012 Olympic silver medalist and 2013 World Championship bronze medalist was the second seed overall behind Japan’s Kosuke Hagino at 4:09.48.  Although Hagino should be considered the favorite here, Pereira scratching from the 400 IM makes the medal race a bit more interesting.  Notably, Ous Mellouli–one of the world’s better 400 IMers–also has elected not to compete in the event.

The other big name scratch on the day was Park Tae Hwan, who has been removed from the updated psych sheet in the 100 free, where he was the sixth seed.  While the 100 certainly isn’t Park’s best event (it may not even be in his top three), it’s still a bit surprising to see him scratch from the event, especially since South Korea doesn’t have a men’s 4×200 free relay tonight.

The other scratches of the day:

  • Rachel Bootsma, USA, women’s 100 free
  • Ryan Murphy, USA, men’s 100 free
  • Evan White, Canada, men’s 100 free
  • Evan White, Canada, men’s 400 IM
  • Richard Ellis, South Africa, men’s 400 IM

Comments

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    I can’t wait to see what Japan can put up in the 100 free.
    They may finally be able to put together a complete 4×100 medley relay.
    That’s the key leg they’ve always been missing.

  2. James says:
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    This meet keeps getting less and less interesting. So many high profile scratches it’s insane.

  3. david says:
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    I know the swimming watching community world wide is microscopic and insignificant, but i just wish somehow footage could be made available to fans of the sport.

  4. NickH says:
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    Ous Mellouli didn’t just “not elect to compete” in the 400 im, he’s not in Australia due to visa issues.

    http://swimswam.com/ous-update-visa-pan-pacs-arrives-late-returning-train-usc/

  5. marley09 says:
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    What’s with Evan White scratching both races?

    • NickH says:
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      Something’s probably up since he scratched his only event yesterday. Was looking forward to seeing him swim as he is one of Canada’s best young swimmers.

  6. Sean S says:
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    I think it is safe to say Park isn’t going to swim at this point. Scratched the 200 and 100, I would guess sickness or injury. Hopefully he is at 100% for Asian Games which is more of a focus for his country anyway.

    • aswimfan says:
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      I agree.
      If Park is not feeling well (or maybe even due to some injury scare) and he has the Asian Games in his country in less than a month, he’d better not swim here at Pan Pacs.
      His 200-400 opponent in the Asian Games is far scarier than any swimmer swimming 200-400 in PP.

  7. 3
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    I wanted to see Park swim

  8. Lane Four says:
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    Here we go again. I cannot get into the live stream. Yes, I have cleared everything. My internet speed is fast but the website refuses to budge.

  9. pvdh says:
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    luckily, i had almost no wait for the website today

    • Lane Four says:
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      Keep us abreast of what is going on. This is unbelievable. The website will not come on.

      • pvdh says:
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        sure, however, the official screen thing isnt working atm at the meet so no official results :(

      • aswimfan says:
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        It seems like the website put in place some sort of quota. Once the quote is set, no one else can access the website/live streaming.
        But that would be totally stupid, foolish, brainless and lunatic.

        C’mon Swimming Australia!!!

        I’m sure Gina Reinhart wouldnt be too happy if she hears about this.

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    I learned from yesterday’s debacle. I logged on BEFORE the meet started tonight. So far no echo

  11. Lane Four says:
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    Missed all of the women’s 100. Who qualified????

  12. pvdh says:
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    Corded 59.7

    Felipe 59.92

  13. Lane Four says:
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    Just saw Cordes swim. His start was terrible and he swam 59.7! If he gets his act together he will be tough.

  14. aswimfan says:
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    FINALLY I GOT INTO THE LIVESTREAMING
    and no echo either :)

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    The Japanese are so good at breaststroke, they must have great coaches

  16. pvdh says:
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    Koseki wins final heat 60.2

  17. coach says:
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    90% chance of rain. High of 61 degrees. Wind up to 17mph today.

    Can’t we do better for our athletes?

  18. aswimfan says:
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    The commentary is much better without the echo.

  19. aswimfan says:
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    Takano in 56.72

  20. aswimfan says:
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    everyone is wearing raincoats

  21. Lane Four says:
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    Who are these Chinese swimmers???? Are the best at home getting ready for AGs???

  22. aswimfan says:
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    McLaughlin 55.33

  23. Lane Four says:
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    WHY will they NOT announce who is in the heat???????? “Again, the names of the swimmers in the heat are on the score board.” Really???? ANNOUNCE THE NAMES!!!!!!

    • aswimfan says:
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      I realyy really dislike the male commentator.

      He asked us to look for the names on the score board!!!!?!?!?!?!?!??!

  24. Zanna says:
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    Men’s 100br finalists Cordes, Silva, Koseki, Snyders, Packard, Fink, Funk, Tomita

  25. 0
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    I am rooting from Mel, she is one of my fave Aussie swimmers

  26. aswimfan says:
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    Schlanger 53.6
    Franklin 53.75

  27. Philip Johnson says:
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    As much as we complain, this goes to show you USA swimming has some of the better coverage.

  28. aswimfan says:
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    Bronte Campbell 53.50
    very easy swim.
    Manuel is also looking very good with good underwater

  29. 0
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    Bronte Campbell (Aus) and Simone Manuel (USA) swam well in their heat

  30. pvdh says:
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    hoping bronte can upset her sister in the final

  31. Zanna says:
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    Missy’s back. Expecting for her to throwdown a great time for her 200back

  32. pvdh says:
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    WOW CATE CAMPBELL

  33. aswimfan says:
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    per usual, Cate’s RT is the slowest, but once she’s in the water, she made the other top swimmers look like age groupers.

    52.62!!!!!

  34. Philip Johnson says:
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    That sended a message to Sarah

    • aswimfan says:
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      I wished the weather and temperature were much better for an assault at the WR. But I’m not optimistic at all.

  35. 0
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    I missed Cate’s epic swim because my feed froze up! GRRRR

  36. aswimfan says:
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    I have never seen that gap of distance in the final heat of w100 free in a top international competition.

  37. 0
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    100 free in the water now. There will be some fast guys in the water

  38. aswimfan says:
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    mens 100 free heats Jayden Hadler 49.84

  39. aswimfan says:
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    so many americans in this heat including phelps

  40. 1
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    Phelps won that heat? How?

  41. aswimfan says:
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    Oh great my feed froze and I did refresh and its not allowing me back to the site GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

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