2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES
- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Swimming: August 6-13
- Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro
- Prelims – 9:00 a.m/12:00 p.m PST/EST (1:00 p.m local), Finals – 6:00 p.m/9:00 p.m PST/EST (10:00 p.m local)
- SwimSwam previews
- Day 1 Schedule & Results
- Live Stream (NBC)
On day 4 of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Singapore’s Joseph Schooling sprinted his way to a new Singaporean National Record in the men’s 100 free prelims. He hit the wall in 48.27 to lower his previous record of 48.58, which he set at the 2015 Southeast Asian Games.
Schooling, who has established his training base at the University of Texas under head coach Eddie Reese, is swimming in his 2nd Olympics this summer. However, this is his first time swimming freestyle on the Olympic stage. Coming into Rio, there was the question of whether or not Schooling would swim this race, but he ended up dropping the 200 fly in favor of the 100 free.
Schooling’s Splits Comparison:
|2015 SEA Games||23.03||25.55||48.58|
This week in Rio, Schooling will look to become Singapore’s first ever swimming medalist at an Olympic Games. His biggest chance comes in the men’s 100 fly, where he’s the 4th seed with his 50.96 from last summer’s World Championships. After his swim this morning, however, he looks like he could be making his first Olympic final in the 100 free.