2020 TOKYO SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES
- When: Pool swimming: Saturday, July 24 – Sunday, August 1, 2021
- Open Water swimming: Wednesday, August 4 – Thursday, August 5, 2021
- Where: Olympic Aquatics Centre / Tokyo, Japan
- Heats: 7 PM / Semifinals & Finals: 10:30 AM (Local time)
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Poland broke the national record in the men’s 4×100 medley relay in 3:32.62 during Day 7 Prelims of Tokyo 2020. The time was a 0.88-second improvement from the previous benchmark of 3:33.50 that was set at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan.
|2015 Worlds||2020 Tokyo Olympics|
|Radoslaw Kawecki – 53.90||Kacper Stokowski – 54.67|
|Marcin Tomasz Stolarski – 1:00.66||Jan Kozakiewicz – 59.24|
|Pawel Korzeniowski – 51.30||Jakub Majerski – 50.66|
|Konrad Czerniak – 47.64||Jakub Kraska – 48.05|
100 back national record-holder Stokowski led off relay for the Poles. He went slower than in his individual race and was just shy of his best time of 53.82. Kozakiewicz made up for lost ground, blasting out a 100 breast split of 59.24. This was 1.4 seconds faster than Stolarski’s split from 2015 and a full second faster than his own best time.
Majerski continued to pull ahead of the record. He swam the fastest fly leg of both prelims heats, splitting a 50.66. By the time Kraska dove in, the Poles had a 1.29-second lead over the 2015 benchmark. He came home in a 48.05, helping secure a new national record.
The Polish men finished 9th behind Canada, narrowly missing out on a finals swim. Majerski will come back tonight to swim in the final of the men’s 100 fly. He broke the national record in prelims 50.97. He was 0.3 seconds off that time in semis with a 51.24 and will be swimming out of lane 1 in the final.