2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES
- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Swimming: August 6-13
- Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro
- Prelims – 9:00 a.m/12:00 p.m PST/EST (1:00 p.m local), Finals – 6:00 p.m/9:00 p.m PST/EST (10:00 p.m local)
- SwimSwam previews
- Rio Schedule & Results
- Live Stream (NBC)
In an unexpected move, the Canadian women left Brittany Maclean off of their 800 free relay this morning in the prelims. As per CBC, it wasn’t by choice, it’s because Maclean is reportedly sick.
Swimming in her place this morning was 400 IM finalist Emily Overholt, who didn’t qualify to swim on the relay but isn’t new to this event. She was the silver medalist in the 200 free at last summer’s Pan Am Games, and led-off the relay that won bronze at that same meet.
Overholt and her Canadian teammates did the job this morning, qualifying 6th overall for the final in 7:51.99. Overholt had a solid leg of 1:58.29, and Katerine Savard (1:57.96), Taylor Ruck (1:56.25) and Kennedy Goss (1:59.49) also did their jobs this morning.
Trials runner-up Penny Oleksiak will certainly be added to the roster tonight, but it remains up in the air whether or not Maclean will be able to go.
Oleksiak will replace Goss, and if Maclean can go she’ll take over for Overholt. With Oleksiak and Maclean in the lineup, they are definite medal contenders.