Day 4 Relay Lineups: Murphy, Cordes Highlight American Squad


Relay lineups are out for the mixed medley relay on day 4, with teams using plenty of different combinations.

Most of the contending teams have used the usual two men first technique, but a few haven’t including China and Australia.

The Americans are using Ryan Murphy on backstroke which isn’t a surprise after finishing behind Matt Grevers in the 100m final, but it is a surprise to see both Kevin Cordes and Kelsi Worrell on breast and fly as they’ve been the fastest on their respective strokes so far in the competition. They’re the only contending team that seems to be pulling out some of their big guns this morning.

Heat 1

  1. Japan (Koga, Imai, Shimizu, Amai)
  2. China (Li, Shi, Li, Zhu)
  3. Seychelles (Laird, Moncherry, Passon, Hoffman)

Heat 2

  1. Germany (Graf, vom Lehn, Schmidtke, Kusch)
  2. USA (Murphy, Cordes, Worrell, Comerford)
  3. Moldova (Sulcutan, Bulmag, Izbisciuc, Paponin)
  4. Estonia (Sepp, Romanjuk, Zirk, Zaitsev)
  5. Israel –
  6. Canada (Acevedo, Funk, Smith, van Landeghem)
  7. Madagascar –
  8. Slovakia (Listopadova, Kolbucnik, Misendova, Nagy)

Heat 3

0. Mozambique –

  1. Sri Lanka –
  2. Kenya (Maina, Kamau, Muteti, Mohamed)
  3. Egypt –
  4. Italy (Panziera, Martinenghi, Codia, Di Pietro)
  5. Russia (Kolesnikov, Zanko, Chimrova, Andreeva)
  6. Maldives (Ibrahim, Aishath, Adnan, Shajan)
  7. Philippines (Oliva, Deiparne, Lacuna, Alkhaldi)
  8. Latvia (Steina, Bobrovs, Maskalenko, Nikitina)
  9. Mexico (Gonzalez Ramirez, De Lara Ojeda, Ramirez, Ibanez)

Heat 4

0. Aruba (Schreuders, Groters, Van Den Berg, Ponson)

  1. Finland –
  2. Faroe Islands (Joensen, Toftum, Mortensen, Nysted)
  3. Argentina (Berrino, Ceballos, Grassi, Grabich)
  4. Great Britain (Davies, Murdoch, Guy, Anderson)
  5. Hungary (Balog, Gyurta, Szilagyi, Jakabos)
  6. South Africa (Binedell, Corbett, Jimmie, Gallagher)
  7. Angola (Sousa, Ervedosa, Francisco, Nobrega)
  8. Sweden (Lindborg, Skagius, Hansson, Johansson)
  9. Australia (McKeown, Wilson, Irvine, Jack)

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Why big guns in the prelims? Aka Cordes and Worrell. They dont trust Miller?


50 breast final. Gibson is just not gonna cut it at 58s sadly


I’ll say Comerford is big gun as well.

crooked donald

That Murphy guy I heard is good too.


this looks like the finals team? I suppose they all don’t have another swim today so they are just cruising prelims. What is up with the heat seeding in this event? We can’t get a better seed than the Faroe Islands?


I did an initial double take when I read that Aussie team because I thought why did they name three females? Then I realised it was Matt and Kaylee swimming. 😀



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 …

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