Day 4 Relay Lineups: U.S. Enters New Roster, McKeon In For AUS On Mixed Medley

2019 FINA WORLD AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Americans were the only team to turn over a completely new roster from the prelims for the final of the mixed medley relay, bringing on Ryan MurphyLilly KingCaeleb Dressel and Simone Manuel. Murphy is the only one of the four who didn’t swim on the gold medal-winning team (in finals) at the 2017 Championship, instead swimming the heats after Matt Grevers went quicker in the individual 100 back.

The Australians exchanged out three of their four legs, keeping Matthew Wilson on breast while adding Mitch LarkinEmma McKeon and Cate Campbell on back, fly and free. This will be McKeon’s first swim since withdrawing from the 200 freestyle.

Russia brings on Evgeny Rylov, Kirill Prigoda and Svetlana Chimrova, taking off Andrei Minakov from prelims despite the fact he had the fastest fly split at 50.93. Mariia Kameneva is the lone swimmer to remain.

Also splitting sub-51 on fly in the heats was James Guy (50.97), who remains on Great Britain’s team along with Georgia Davies and Freya Anderson. The only addition was Adam Peaty, which was obviously a no brainer. He takes over for James Wilby, who recorded the top breast split in the prelims with a 58.16.

Canada, the Netherlands and Germany all remain the same from the morning, while Italy moves out three of their legs and brings on Simone SabbioniFabio Scozzoli and Federica Pellegrini.

MIXED MEDLEY RELAY FINAL

  • Lane 1 – Netherlands (Toussaint, Kamminga, Goosen, Heemskerk)
  • Lane 2 – Canada (Masse, Funk, MacNeil, Kisil)
  • Lane 3 – Russia (Rylov, Prigoda, Chimrova, Kameneva)
  • Lane 4 – USA (Murphy, King, Dressel, Manuel)
  • Lane 5 – Australia (Larkin, Wilson, McKeon, C.Campbell)
  • Lane 6 – Great Britain (Davies, Peaty, Guy, Anderson)
  • Lane 7 – Italy (Sabbioni, Scozzoli, di Liddo, Pellegrini)
  • Lane 8 – Germany (Riedemann, Schwingenschlogl, Kusch, Steiger)

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camelboar

USA and Australia looking to have a great race.

Sean S

Booo. Give me Reagan Smith.

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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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