2022 World Championships: Day 1 Relay Lineups; No Kibler for US

2022 FINA WORLD AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

This morning’s prelims relay splits were very fast for the men’s 4×100 freestyle relay. Some of the top teams heading into tonight left a swimmer (or two) off this morning’s prelims race to allow them to be rested for tonight’s final.

After leaving Caeleb Dressel and Drew Kibler off the relay this morning, the US has swapped out Dressel and Hunter Armstrong. Kibler will not be swimming the relay altogether which is indeed allowed because Kibler is not just a relay-only swimmer and is swimming in the individual 200 freestyle later in the meet. Armstrong led off in a 48.34 this morning, the third-fastest flat start of the field but is replaced by Dressel who has a best time of 46.96 which is just off of the World Record of 46.91. The rest of the US relay was kept in the same order.

Australia decided to not switch anyone out even after leaving Zac Incerti off this morning’s prelims race. The whole relay is staying in the same order as this morning.

Although Hungary did not have anyone in reserves after this morning, the host country decided to switch the order up. This morning’s race went Szebasztian Szabo, Kristof Milak, Richard Bohus, and Nandor Nemeth. Tonight the four will go in order of Nemeth, Szabo, Bohus, and Milak as the anchor. Milak had the fifth fastest rolling split of the morning and now will attempt to bring Hungary home strong.

Great Britain left Tom Dean off this morning’s swim and have decided to use him as the anchor tonight. Off of their relay is James Guy. Their order has been slightly switched as Jacob Whittle moved up from anchor this morning into Guy’s second leg. Dean takes Whittle’s anchor slot from the morning.

Canada switched their order up from this morning going from Ruslan Gaziev, Yuri Kisil, Javier Acevedo, and Josh Liendo to Liendo, Gaziev, Acevedo, and Kisil as the anchor. Notably, Liendo had the fourth fastest rolling start of the morning and now will be swimming off a flat start.

Italy and Brazil have both kept the exact same roster in the same order from this morning for tonight.

Serbia switched their second and third swimmers from Uros Nikolic and Andrej Barna to Barna and then Nikolic tonight. Notably, Barna had the third-fastest rolling start of prelims.

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Scuncan Dott
5 months ago

That’s weird for AUS to not have Incerti and from USA to not use Kibler for either prelims or finals, my guess is Covid.

Last edited 5 months ago by Scuncan Dott
Scuncan Dott
Reply to  Scuncan Dott
5 months ago

Kibler out of the relay due to “covid protocols”

Relay Enthusiast
5 months ago

Drew Kibler not featuring at all is just bizarre. The US will comfortably win and I believe in a championship record going sub 3:09.

Australia will probably get silver because Chalmers is a nuclear weapon on relays.

GB will win bronze IMO. Massive progress in this event. Especially without Duncan Scott. Burras, Whittle and Richards were unheard of before last year.

Scuncan Dott
Reply to  Relay Enthusiast
5 months ago

Australia are not getting Silver with Matt Temple still in that lineup, they’ll finish 4th behind the italians and Brits.

12 plus gold in budapest
5 months ago

I’m a pessimist so please ignore me but I feel like Burris, Liendo and Miressi will beat Dressel

Notanyswimmer
Reply to  12 plus gold in budapest
5 months ago

You are correct. With that disgusting stroke, he’d be lucky to go 47.80.

Philip Johnson
Reply to  12 plus gold in budapest
5 months ago

Put together? Yes.

Scuncan Dott
Reply to  Philip Johnson
5 months ago

Put together they’d have to split 12 seconds each for 100m which would be Incredible.

ZanBai
Reply to  12 plus gold in budapest
5 months ago

You’re also drunk.

Pvdh
Reply to  12 plus gold in budapest
5 months ago

Miressi and Burras went 48 mids flat start lmao

Ball State Swim Guy
5 months ago

Seems an odd move to not even give Kibler a shot at a spot in finals…and by odd I mean potentially really stupid

Ball State Swim Guy
Reply to  Ball State Swim Guy
5 months ago

After seeing later news, I retract my statement

IVetoBreaststroke
5 months ago

Oof for Kibler. Wondering why they didnt stick to the norm of leave the top two at trials off

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