Day 8 Relay Lineups: No Major Surprises On Medley Rosters

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES

The medley relay lineups for the final session of swimming tonight have been released, and there are no real surprises. Take a look at the lineups below:

Women’s Final

  1. Italy (C.Vofkova, A.Castiglioni, I.Bianchi, F.Pellegrini)
  2. Australia (E.Seebohm, T.McKeown, E.McKeon, C.Campbell)
  3. Denmark (M.Nielsen, R.Pedersen, J.Ottesen, P.Blume)
  4. USA (K.Baker, L.King, D.Vollmer, S.Manuel)
  5. Canada (K.Masse, R.Nicol, P.Oleksiak, C.Van Landeghem)
  6. Russia (A.Fesikova, Y.Efimova, S.Chimrova, V.Popova)
  7. China (F.Yuanhui, S.Jinglin, L.Ying, Z.Menghui)
  8. Great Britain (G.Davies, C.Tutton, S.O’Connor, F.Halsall)

On the women’s side, five of the eight teams made some sort of lineup change from the prelims, including the United States exchanging all four swimmers as expected.

Kathleen BakerLilly KingDana Vollmer and Simone Manuel come in having each won a medal in their respective 100m event.

Others moves were the Australians moving in Emily SeebohmEmma McKeon and Cate Campbell in and Madison WilsonMadeline Groves and Brittany Elmslie out. Despite fading bad and getting beaten by sister Bronte Campbell in the 100 free final, Cate still gets the nod for the final after splitting under 52 in the 400 free relay earlier.

As expected the Canadians replaced Noemie Thomas with 100m silver medalist Penny Oleksiak on fly, along with moving in Chantal Van Landeghem for Taylor Ruck on freestyle.

China also made two moves, adding Shi Jinglin and Zhu Menghui  on breaststroke and freestyle into the lineup for Zhang Xinyu and Shen Duo, and as suspected Great Britain moved Francesca Halsall onto the freestyle leg for prelim swimmer Georgia Coates.

Men’s Final

  1. Brazil (G.Guido, J.Gomes, H.Martins, M.Chierighini)
  2. China (X.Jiayu, L.Xiang, L.Zhuhao, N.Zetao)
  3. Japan (R.Irie, Y.Koseki, T.Fujii, K.Nakamura)
  4. Great Britain (C.Walker-Hebborn, A.Peaty, J.Guy, D.Scott)
  5. USA (R.Murphy, C.Miller, M.Phelps, N.Adrian)
  6. Australia (M.Larkin, J.Packard, D.Morgan, K.Chalmers)
  7. Russia (E.Rylov, A.Chupkov, A.Sadovnikov, V.Morozov)
  8. Germany (J.Glania, M.Koch, S.Deibler, D.Wierling)

Five of the men’s team made some sort change as well. The Americans switched out the entire team, Russia exchanged three swimmers while Brazil, Australia and Germany each made one move apiece.

Coming in for the U.S. will be Ryan MurphyCody MillerMichael Phelps and Nathan Adrian, who, like the women, all won medals in their individual 100m races.

The Russians bring in Evgeny RylovAlexander Sadovnikov and Vladimir Morozov for Grigory TarasevichEvgeny Koptelov and Alexander Sukhorukov, all expected moves.

Brazil replaced Felipe Franca for Joao Gomes, Australia exchanged Cameron McEvoy for Kyle Chalmers, and Germany surprisingly brought in 200m specialist Marco Koch onto the breaststroke leg for Christian vom Lehn.

Click here for a full medley relay preview including projected times and placings for all 16 finalists based off of their individual performances.

 

 

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James Sutherland

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): 50 FR - 24.70 100 FR - 53.88 200 FR - 1:56.12 1500 FR - 16:45.97 100 BK - …

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