Pan Pacs Scratch Report: Pereira Out of 400 IM, Park Scratches 100 Free

  63 Morgan Priestley | August 21st, 2014 | Featured, International, National, News

2014 PAN PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIPS

Seven swimmers have been scratched out of at least one individual event, with the biggest surprise in the bunch being Thiago Pereira of Brazil opting out of the men’s 400 IM, arguably his best event.  The 2012 Olympic silver medalist and 2013 World Championship bronze medalist was the second seed overall behind Japan’s Kosuke Hagino at 4:09.48.  Although Hagino should be considered the favorite here, Pereira scratching from the 400 IM makes the medal race a bit more interesting.  Notably, Ous Mellouli–one of the world’s better 400 IMers–also has elected not to compete in the event.

The other big name scratch on the day was Park Tae Hwan, who has been removed from the updated psych sheet in the 100 free, where he was the sixth seed.  While the 100 certainly isn’t Park’s best event (it may not even be in his top three), it’s still a bit surprising to see him scratch from the event, especially since South Korea doesn’t have a men’s 4×200 free relay tonight.

The other scratches of the day:

  • Rachel Bootsma, USA, women’s 100 free
  • Ryan Murphy, USA, men’s 100 free
  • Evan White, Canada, men’s 100 free
  • Evan White, Canada, men’s 400 IM
  • Richard Ellis, South Africa, men’s 400 IM

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63 Comments on "Pan Pacs Scratch Report: Pereira Out of 400 IM, Park Scratches 100 Free"


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1 year 9 months ago

I can’t wait to see what Japan can put up in the 100 free.
They may finally be able to put together a complete 4×100 medley relay.
That’s the key leg they’ve always been missing.

James
1 year 9 months ago

This meet keeps getting less and less interesting. So many high profile scratches it’s insane.

david
1 year 9 months ago

I know the swimming watching community world wide is microscopic and insignificant, but i just wish somehow footage could be made available to fans of the sport.

NickH
1 year 9 months ago

Ous Mellouli didn’t just “not elect to compete” in the 400 im, he’s not in Australia due to visa issues.

http://swimswam.com/ous-update-visa-pan-pacs-arrives-late-returning-train-usc/

marley09
1 year 9 months ago

What’s with Evan White scratching both races?

NickH
1 year 9 months ago

Something’s probably up since he scratched his only event yesterday. Was looking forward to seeing him swim as he is one of Canada’s best young swimmers.

Sean S
1 year 9 months ago

I think it is safe to say Park isn’t going to swim at this point. Scratched the 200 and 100, I would guess sickness or injury. Hopefully he is at 100% for Asian Games which is more of a focus for his country anyway.

aswimfan
1 year 9 months ago

I agree.
If Park is not feeling well (or maybe even due to some injury scare) and he has the Asian Games in his country in less than a month, he’d better not swim here at Pan Pacs.
His 200-400 opponent in the Asian Games is far scarier than any swimmer swimming 200-400 in PP.

1 year 9 months ago

I wanted to see Park swim

Lane Four
1 year 9 months ago

Here we go again. I cannot get into the live stream. Yes, I have cleared everything. My internet speed is fast but the website refuses to budge.

aswimfan
1 year 9 months ago

Me neither.
This is diabolical.

pvdh
1 year 9 months ago

luckily, i had almost no wait for the website today

Lane Four
1 year 9 months ago

Keep us abreast of what is going on. This is unbelievable. The website will not come on.

pvdh
1 year 9 months ago

sure, however, the official screen thing isnt working atm at the meet so no official results 🙁

aswimfan
1 year 9 months ago

It seems like the website put in place some sort of quota. Once the quote is set, no one else can access the website/live streaming.
But that would be totally stupid, foolish, brainless and lunatic.

C’mon Swimming Australia!!!

I’m sure Gina Reinhart wouldnt be too happy if she hears about this.

1 year 9 months ago

I learned from yesterday’s debacle. I logged on BEFORE the meet started tonight. So far no echo

Lane Four
1 year 9 months ago

Missed all of the women’s 100. Who qualified????

pvdh
1 year 9 months ago

havent shown us yet. the big screen isnt working. -.-

Zanna
1 year 9 months ago

Top 8 finalists 100 breast – Watanabe, Hardy, Larson, McKeown, Tonks, Suzuki, Ksmith, McCabe

Lane Four
1 year 9 months ago

Thank you!

HG
1 year 9 months ago

Pb for Taylor . looks good for when she brings back her IM .When she was 69/ 2.26 br she was 2.13 /4.42 & now 67.4/2.22. She now has Kylie Palmer in her squad so some better free comp in training.

pvdh
1 year 9 months ago

Corded 59.7

Felipe 59.92

Lane Four
1 year 9 months ago

Just saw Cordes swim. His start was terrible and he swam 59.7! If he gets his act together he will be tough.

aswimfan
1 year 9 months ago

FINALLY I GOT INTO THE LIVESTREAMING
and no echo either 🙂

1 year 9 months ago

The Japanese are so good at breaststroke, they must have great coaches

pvdh
1 year 9 months ago

Koseki wins final heat 60.2

coach
1 year 9 months ago

90% chance of rain. High of 61 degrees. Wind up to 17mph today.

Can’t we do better for our athletes?

Lane Four
1 year 9 months ago

Thank you. No indoor pools anywhere????

aswimfan
1 year 9 months ago

Yamaguchi 55.66

HG
1 year 9 months ago

Hey it’s The Great Outdoors ! What are you an anti-rainist? Oh boo hoo – they be gettin wet.

aswimfan
1 year 9 months ago

The commentary is much better without the echo.

aswimfan
1 year 9 months ago

Takano in 56.72

aswimfan
1 year 9 months ago

everyone is wearing raincoats

Lane Four
1 year 9 months ago

Who are these Chinese swimmers???? Are the best at home getting ready for AGs???

aswimfan
1 year 9 months ago

I think so. as expected.

aswimfan
1 year 9 months ago

McLaughlin 55.33

Lane Four
1 year 9 months ago

WHY will they NOT announce who is in the heat???????? “Again, the names of the swimmers in the heat are on the score board.” Really???? ANNOUNCE THE NAMES!!!!!!

aswimfan
1 year 9 months ago

I realyy really dislike the male commentator.

He asked us to look for the names on the score board!!!!?!?!?!?!?!??!

Zanna
1 year 9 months ago

Men’s 100br finalists Cordes, Silva, Koseki, Snyders, Packard, Fink, Funk, Tomita

1 year 9 months ago

I am rooting from Mel, she is one of my fave Aussie swimmers

aswimfan
1 year 9 months ago

She is swimming in her town pool.

aswimfan
1 year 9 months ago

Schlanger 53.6
Franklin 53.75

Philip Johnson
1 year 9 months ago

As much as we complain, this goes to show you USA swimming has some of the better coverage.

Rafael
1 year 9 months ago

But US tv coverage is the problem.. on that point I remember on last worlds having much better TV coverage at Bra than US viewers

HG
1 year 9 months ago

No one normal cares about heats . Finals are on free to air tv prime time . I like that

aswimfan
1 year 9 months ago

Bronte Campbell 53.50
very easy swim.
Manuel is also looking very good with good underwater

1 year 9 months ago

Bronte Campbell (Aus) and Simone Manuel (USA) swam well in their heat

pvdh
1 year 9 months ago

hoping bronte can upset her sister in the final

aswimfan
1 year 9 months ago

Looking at the swim Cate just did, not a chance.

pvdh
1 year 9 months ago

yup, these girls are fighting for silver

Zanna
1 year 9 months ago

Missy’s back. Expecting for her to throwdown a great time for her 200back

pvdh
1 year 9 months ago

WOW CATE CAMPBELL

aswimfan
1 year 9 months ago

per usual, Cate’s RT is the slowest, but once she’s in the water, she made the other top swimmers look like age groupers.

52.62!!!!!

Philip Johnson
1 year 9 months ago

That sended a message to Sarah

aswimfan
1 year 9 months ago

I wished the weather and temperature were much better for an assault at the WR. But I’m not optimistic at all.

1 year 9 months ago

I missed Cate’s epic swim because my feed froze up! GRRRR

aswimfan
1 year 9 months ago

I have never seen that gap of distance in the final heat of w100 free in a top international competition.

1 year 9 months ago

100 free in the water now. There will be some fast guys in the water

aswimfan
1 year 9 months ago

mens 100 free heats Jayden Hadler 49.84

Philip Johnson
1 year 9 months ago

Other thread

aswimfan
1 year 9 months ago

so many americans in this heat including phelps

1 year 9 months ago

Phelps won that heat? How?

aswimfan
1 year 9 months ago

Oh great my feed froze and I did refresh and its not allowing me back to the site GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

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