Day 1 Relay Lineups: Ledecky Draws In For Americans

2017 FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Relay lineups have been released for finals on day 1 in Budapest, with a few notable changes.

For the women, Simone Manuel and Katie Ledecky move onto the American squad, switching out for Lia Neal and Olivia SmoligaBronte Campbell is in for the Australians despite an apparent shoulder injury, as is Emma McKeon who will anchor.

Canada moves in Penny Oleksiak and Chantal van Landeghem, while Sweden has altered their lineup to lead-off world #1 Sarah Sjostrom.

Women’s 4×100 Free Relay Lineup

  1. Japan (Ikee, Aoki, Yamane, Igarashi)
  2. Canada (Mainville, Van Landeghem, Sanchez, Oleksiak)
  3. Australia (Jack, Campbell, Elmslie, McKeon)
  4. USA (Comerford, Worrell, Ledecky, Manuel)
  5. Netherlands (Busch, Heemskerk, Van der Meer, Kromowidjojo)
  6. Sweden (Sjostrom, Coleman, Lindborg, L.Hansson)
  7. China (Zhu, Zhang, Wu, Ai)
  8. Denmark (Bro, Bro, Beckmann, Blume)

In This Story

4
Leave a Reply

3 Comment threads
1 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
4 Comment authors
newest oldest most voted
ALEXANDER POP-OFF

Sjostrom going for WR on relay lead off….

Prickle

That is what was expected despite our friends from Sweden argued against this smart move that will make the individual race less stressful. At least she will have two attempts to break world record.

nlm78

Jack going up against Sjostrom will give us an indication of where she is at against the big guns, since there’s a good chance she’ll be used again later on in the medley relay if C2 opts out.

Bill G

Canada: The role of Taylor Ruck will be played by Kayla Sanchez (2001 birth year)

About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James formerly competed for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in February of 2018, placing 11th at the OUA Championships in the 200 IM, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics in May. He …

Read More »

Want to take your swimfandom to the next level?

Subscribe to SwimSwam Magazine!