Day 8 Relay Lineups: Dressel Goes For 7, Sjostrom In For Swedes


Relay lineups for day 8 finals have been released for the 4×100 medleys.

In the women’s event, the U.S. as expected exchanges in four new swimmers with Kathleen BakerLilly KingKelsi Worrell and Simone Manuel coming in. All four were medalists in their individual 100s, making them the big favorites.

Australia has also made a full switch and could be their biggest challenger from lane 2, while China, Canada and potentially Russia will also be fast.

Sweden has moved in Sarah Sjostrom on fly, instantly making them a medal contender. They were the 2015 silver medalists, and boast strong legs after the lead-off.

Women’s 4×100 Medley Relay

  1. Sweden (Lindborg, Johansson, Sjostrom, Coleman)
  2. Australia (Seebohm, McKeown, McKeon, Campbell)
  3. Canada (Masse, Smith, Oleksiak, Van Landeghem)
  4. USA (Baker, King, Worrell, Manuel)
  5. China (Fu, Shi, Zhang, Zhu)
  6. Russia (Fesikova, Efimova, Chimrova, Popova)
  7. Italy (Panziera, Castiglioni, Bianchi, Pellegrini)
  8. Great Britain (Dawson, Vasey, Atkinson, Anderson)

The American men do likewise, with four new swimmers coming in. Caeleb Dressel will swim the fly as he looks for his 7th gold medal of the competition, while Matt GreversKevin Cordes and Nathan Adrian join him. Like the women, all four were medalists in their individual event.

Notably the Brits move in Adam Peaty, the Russians sub-in a completely new roster including Evgeny Rylov and Kirill Prigoda, and the Chinese men move in two newcomers including 100 back winner Xu Jiayu.

Men’s 4×100  Medley Relay

  1. China (Xu, Yan, Li, Yu)
  2. Brazil (Guido, Gomes, Martins, Chierighini)
  3. Russia (Rylov, Prigoda, Popkov, Morozov)
  4. USA (Grevers, Cordes, Dressel, Adrian)
  5. Japan (Irie, Koseki, Kobori, Shioura)
  6. Great Britain (Walker-Hebborn, Peaty, Guy, Scott)
  7. Hungary (Bohus, Gyurta, Milak, Kozma)
  8. Belarus (Tsmyh, Shymanovich, Tsurkin, Machekin)

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Dressel will split 49.5


When you read China’s team names it sounds like one person.


Grevers 52.35
Cordes 58.40
DresselDresselDressel 49.40
Adrian 47.2

So basically it would be a dead heat after Fly with GBR and its Adrian vs Scott for the Gold and possibly a WR.

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James is currently a university swimmer for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. He is studying economics. Along with swimming, he also loves hockey. He's in his 14th season as a competitive swimmer. Best Times - SCM (LCM) 50 FR - 24.56 (25.12) 100 FR - 53.58 (56.70) 200 FR - 1:56.07 (2:04.29) 1500 …

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