France Scratches Mixed Medley Relay Final On Day 4 of European Champs

2021 LEN EUROPEAN AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

France will not contest the final of the mixed 4×100 medley relay after qualifying fifth this morning.

France was 3:46.39 in heats, taking fifth and setting a new national record. But the French relay does not appear on tonight’s finals start lists. Their scratch bumps Belarus into the final in lane 8. They were 3:47.83 this morning, about two seconds off a national record.

Of France’s prelims relay swimmers, only one will compete individually tonight. Backstsroker Yohann Ndoye Brouard is in the men’s 100 back final.

Other than France, there appear to be no true scratches from tonight’s finals. A handful of top-8 or top-16 qualifier won’t compete due to rule limiting each nation to two swimmers per event.

DAY 4 SCRATCHES & TWO-PER-NATION CUTS

Here are all the scratches and cuts out of the top 8 (for finals) or top 16 (for semifinals).

Women’s 200 fly – final

none

Men’s 100 back – final

none

Women’s 100 back – semifinals

none

Men’s 200 free – semifinals

  • 15th-place Marco de Tullio (ITA) – 2-per-nation
  • 16th-place Aleksandr Schegolev (RUS) – 2-per-nation

Women’s 200 breast – semifinals

Men’s 50 fly – semifinals

  • 12th-place Thomas Verhoven (NED) – 2-per-nation

Women’s 200 free – final

none

Men’s 200 breast – final

none

Men’s 200 IM – final

none

Mixed 4×100 Medley Relay – final

  • 5th-place France

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Owlmundo
1 year ago

Maybe they don’t care much for the event. Its not a classic one anyways

Lopez
Reply to  Owlmundo
1 year ago

They have a big problem on their breastroke and no Peaty or Dressel to make up the room elsewhere.

Mr Piano
Reply to  Owlmundo
1 year ago

Yeah honestly, it’s gonna be the least important Olympic race to me

Swim fan
1 year ago

That’s wierd

Rafael
Reply to  Swim fan
1 year ago

They just gave their olympic spot to Switzerland…

Dan
1 year ago

Interesting, this could yield that France goes from Wildcard #3 to the first team out of an Olympic Wildcard spot (based on the write-up before the meet started plus the prelim times).

Last edited 1 year ago by Dan
Rafael
Reply to  Dan
1 year ago

Actually France is Wilcard 4 as Brazil went 3:35
Spain is without Gonzalez on the final so, they are probably out also
Real threat to France is Switzerland now

Lopez
Reply to  Rafael
1 year ago

Would you mind summarising the wildcard positions as of now?

Rafael
Reply to  Lopez
1 year ago

#1 China 3:38.41
#2 Japan 3:44.75
#3 Brazil 3:45.51
#4 France 3:46.39
#5 Spain 3:46.60
#6 Switzerland 3:46.85

Spain changed Gonzales for a 55 backstroker, so I don´t think they will qualify
But Switzerland Changed their 55,3 Back for Mityukov who went 53,7 on 100 back, so big chance for them to bump France out

Last edited 1 year ago by Rafael
Dan
Reply to  Rafael
1 year ago

And the results are in, Switzerland swam faster than France’s prelim times and moves up to Wildcard spot #4

Last edited 1 year ago by Dan
Dan
Reply to  Rafael
1 year ago

Thank you for your update!

Last edited 1 year ago by Dan
Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
1 year ago

France surrenders…not a shocker

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