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jon
8 years ago

just glanced at a few of the heats, so this could be the tip of the iceberg, but i was shocked to see tyler mcgill, presumed third seed, in heat one of 100 fly with no seed time swimming against a 1:10….furthermore, all six of usa relays are seeded last and in outside lane of first heat, while all six of australia’s relays are seeded first, in lane four of the second heat…presumably, this won’t be much of a problem, but, still, how did it happen?

if anybody has any credible information, i would be interested….

CARDINAL
Reply to  jon
8 years ago

Great Britain also has two male swimmers entered in the 200m back, even though one of them (Marco Loughran) did not make the Olympic qualifying time at the trials.

Kat
Reply to  CARDINAL
8 years ago

Marco swam 1:58.34 in June to get his A time.

arminta7
Reply to  jon
8 years ago

I’m guessing they seeded the relays by alphabetical order?

jon
Reply to  arminta7
8 years ago

i thought you might be joking, but you appear to be correct about the alphabetical seeding of the relays (china must be ‘republic of china’)….it seems an absurdly inappropriate method….wouldn’t it make more sense to add official times of four eligible relay swimmers?

jon
Reply to  jon
8 years ago

i’m now wondering if relay heats will be reseeded when teams announce/declare
prelim line-ups….just a guess….i’m too lazy to look for a rule…

jon
Reply to  jon
8 years ago

never mind…relays have now been reseeded, as well….not an auspicious start for the technology…

jon
Reply to  jon
8 years ago

the fly heats have been corrected….mcgill is now where he should be….not as inept as displaying the south korean flag for the north korean women’s soccer team on wednesday, i guess, but still not a confidence builder….

rollonyoubears
8 years ago

I can’t remember if you reported this earlier, but Agnel is not entered in the 200 free either!

rollonyoubears
Reply to  rollonyoubears
8 years ago

weird…if you click his name it shows that he’s swimming it but he’s not listed in the heats…

CARDINAL
8 years ago

Matt Grevers is 229 pounds?! Yikes, he HAS to be the heaviest swimmer competing at the games. Also surprising is Thiago Pereira`s weight, which is listed at only 148 (despite being six feet tall).

jean michel
Reply to  CARDINAL
8 years ago

fun fun ….we don`t care ,,,just details have fun

beachmouse
Reply to  CARDINAL
8 years ago

I think a big part of that is the goggle marks around her eyes.

Kirt
Reply to  CARDINAL
8 years ago

Damir Dugonjic is actually listed at 231.

joeb
Reply to  CARDINAL
8 years ago

Matt McLean looks heavier and softer than Grevers

Rafael
Reply to  joeb
8 years ago

França is also a very heavy swimmer, one of the heaviest probably.. even now that he lost a LOT of weight I saw a training photo on Crystal with him and Cielo he is MUCH MUCH larger than Cielo.

Rafael
Reply to  CARDINAL
8 years ago

Pereira was not a very healthy swimmer in USA… he got himself a good nutrition team in brazil.. so he is much thinner than 2011..

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