Ryan Lochte to Anchor 400 Free Relay; Joined by Jones, Adrian, and Phelps

  164 Braden Keith | July 29th, 2012 | London 2012 Olympics, News

According to his agent, Erika WrightRyan Lochte will be anchoring the men’s 400 free relay in tonight’s finals.

There were a lot of questions surrounding this relay order; Lochte didn’t swim the 100 free in the finals at the Olympic Trials, but based on how well he’s been swimming, most speculated that if given the opportunity he could be one of the top four in the United States.

Lochte’s best ever time from a flat-start is a 48.16 from 2009 at US Nationals, but that was done in polyurethane. In 2010, he swam a 48.83 at US Nationals. In 2012, his best is a 48.91 from the Olympic Trials, though he’s already been far faster overall at this meet than he was in Omaha.

He will be joined by Nathan Adrian and Cullen Jones, who were 1st and second at the Olympic Trials in the race, and Michael Phelps. Interestingly, Phelps will swim 2nd, whereas he typically is allowed to lead off this relay. The US has given that honor to Adrian instead, which should be good preparation for his individual race.

1. Nathan Adrian
2. Michael Phelps
3. Cullen Jones
4. Ryan Lochte

Russia

1. Andrey Grechin
2. Nikita Lobintsev
3. Vlad Morozov
4. Danila Izotov

Australia

1. James Magnussen
2. Matt Targett
3. Eamon Sullivan
4. James Roberts

France

1. Amaury Leveaux
2. Fabien Gilot
3. Clement Lefert
4. Yannick Agnel

 

 

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John Sampson

I smell controversy…….but now all four guys should be 47s! That’d be awesome

Reezy nation

Seemed like Troy wanted to keep the line up under wraps. I’m rather surprised she would post that. Thoughts?

I think this is a good move.

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