The startlists are up on OmegaTiming.com, and we’ve got breaking news: Michael Phelps will not swim the 100 free on Thursday.
This is a huge surprise; though he’s got a big day of finals on Thursday evening with the 200 fly, based on 2008 there was a big expectation that he would at least swim this 100 free in the preliminary rounds. The question is if he received some sort of assurances that he would be on the relay even without swimming the 100 free individually.
The rest of the top 30 seeds in the men’s 100 free remain intact.
Other notable scratches include Dana Vollmer out of the women’s 200 fly (which is not a big surprise – this was a pretty obvious backup event). In the men’s 200 breaststroke final, the entire top 30 is expected to race, including Josh Prenot who’s been battling a case of Strep this week.
It should be another quick session.