2020 TOKYO SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES
- When: Pool swimming: Saturday, July 24 – Sunday, August 1, 2021
- Open Water swimming: Wednesday, August 4 – Thursday, August 5, 2021
- Where: Olympic Aquatics Centre / Tokyo, Japan
- Heats: 7 PM / Semifinals & Finals: 10:30 AM (Local time)
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Today’s heats session concludes with the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay, one of the most anticipated events of the entire Olympic swimming program. We have two heats of squads ready to make it to the top eight and we now know the individuals comprising each hopeful foursome.
Heat one is set to bring the heat with the Russian Olympic Committee team (ROC) taking center stage, and the ‘nation’ not taking any chances in the evening. The stacked lineup includes Vladislav Grinev, Andrei Minakov, Vlad Morozov and Aleksandr Shchegolev, carrying a seed time nearly two seconds ahead of the rest of the field.
That field in heat one includes Japan, led off by the one-two punch of Katsumi Nakamura and Shinri Shioura, as well as Brazil with the likes of Breno Correia and anchor Marcelo Chierighini.
American-turned-Canadian-turned-Italian Santo Condorelli is set to make his Olympic debut, taking the reigns from lead-off Alessandro Miressi on the ITA team.
Heat 1 Lineups:
USA is going with the quartet of Olympic rookie Brooks Curry of LSU leading off, with 2016 Olympian Blake Pieroni next in line. Former Minnesota Gopher Bowen Becker will swim leg three as Zach Apple rounds out the relay.
While USA is resting its big gun Caeleb Dressel for the prelims and Great Britain also has Duncan Scott on the sidelines, Australia is indeed bringing out the weapon that is Kyle Chalmers for these heats.
Chalmers dropped the 200m free individual event and is therefore focusing on the 100m free and relays, so it makes sense more than the aforementioned athletes to include him here to secure a spot in the final eight.
Heat 2 Lineups: