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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Both the Brazilian and Lithuanian men’s 400 medley relay teams were disqualified for early exchanges during Friday’s preliminary session in Tokyo, ultimately costing Brazil a spot in the final.
During Heat 2, France, Brazil and Lithuania all had extremely close takeoffs from their breaststroke swimmers, with the live results listing their reaction times “TBD,” indicating they would be reviewed upon the event’s conclusion.
Brazil’s Felipe Lima and Lithuania’s Andrius Sidlauskas both registered -0.08 reaction times, exceeding the -0.03 limit, to get both of their squads disqualified. French breaststroker Antoine Viquerat‘s RT was -0.01, keeping France’s result official.
The Brazilians had initially finished in a time of 3:32.29, which would tie them with the United States for seventh overall in the prelims and book them a ticket into the final. However, with the disqualification, Canada gets bumped up into eighth after finishing in 3:32.37.
The French team finished 10th overall in a time of 3:33.41.
The Canadians also pushed their relay exchanges, though within the legal limits, with butterflier Joshua Liendo (0.03) and freestyler Yuri Kisil (0.08) registering two of the three-fastest reaction times among the eight finalists.
Italian breaststroker Nicolo Martinenghi also had a 0.03 RT, splitting a sizzling 57.94 as Italy emerged as the surprise #1 qualifier in 3:30.02.
The fourth swimmer with a negative reaction time in the event was also a breaststroker, Belarus’ Ilya Shymanovich, who was -0.01 en route to a 58.20 split. The Belarusians placed 12th in a time of 3:34.82.
MEN’S 4×100 MEDLEY RELAY – PRELIMS RESULTS
Top 8 Qualifiers:
- Italy – 3:30.02
- Great Britain – 3:31.47
- Russian Olympic Committee – 3:31.66
- China – 3:31.72
- Japan – 3:32.02
- Australia – 3:32.08
- USA – 3:32.29
- Canada – 3:32.37