2016 Rio Olympic Games
- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Swimming: August 6-13
- Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro
- Day 1 Schedule & Results
- Live Stream (NBC)
We reported a few days ago that Inge Dekker of the Netherlands is dropping the 100 fly for today, and the Bahamas’ Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace is joining her in scratching the event. Vanderpool-Wallace only made a B standard in the event (58.87), and she likely would rather focus on her sprint free events, especially the 50, where she is a finals and medal threat.
Also scratching an event this morning is New Zealand’s FINA A qualifier Matt Stanley, who is now out of the 400 free where he came in with 3:49.01. He still has the 200 free and 100 free on his Olympic schedule.
Slovenia’s Anja Klinar has dropped the 400 IM, where she came in with a FINA A time of 4:38.39. Klinar still has the 200 fly, 4×200 relay, and 800 free on her plate for the week.
Today’s’s prelims will feature the men’s 400 IM, the women’s 100 fly, the men’s 400 free, the women’s 400 IM, the men’s 100 breast, and the women’s 4×100 free relay. Prelims will start at 1:00 pm Brazil local time, 12:00 pm Eastern, 11:00 am Central.