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

  164 Braden Keith | July 29th, 2012 | Featured, 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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164 Comments on "Ryan Lochte to Anchor 400 Free Relay; Joined by Jones, Adrian, and Phelps"


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John Sampson
3 years 9 months ago

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

Reezy nation
3 years 9 months ago

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

gosharks
3 years 9 months ago

I think this is a good move.

HKswimmer
3 years 9 months ago

Without taking risks, the US can’t possibly win. I think that even if the lineup according to trials might statistically be a safer bet, they can’t rely on conservatism to clinch this one from the Aussies. Any thoughts on what Magnussen’s going to produce?

completelyconquered
3 years 9 months ago

USA wins this one.

Andy Dixon
3 years 9 months ago

Anchor? I don’t like it. Can’t imagine why we would want Nathan to swim in the middle. Ryan’s swimming great but that doesn’t mean he can pop off a fast 100. Plus with the way Grevers swam this morning I thought it would be smart to include him. At least then youd know he’d split a 47 something, instead of just speculating what somebody else will do.

Chris
3 years 9 months ago

I think they want to use Phelps and Adrian at the front to keep the US in the mix, especially since Australia will lead off with Magnussen and Roberts.

CARDINAL
3 years 9 months ago

In the mix? Magnussen will touch the wall at least one full second before Phelps, mark my words. Australia to win in a world-record time of 3:07.82.

Andy Dixon
3 years 9 months ago

How can anyone take your comment seriously? A full second, quit grandstanding

Rafael
3 years 9 months ago

Actually… Magnussen is ONE second faster on textile than Phelps.. ( and any other american) so that´s is just harsh reality

Dab
3 years 9 months ago

looooolllll

Liliana
3 years 9 months ago

So who’s out? I suppose Jones is safe because of his second place? Do not tell me that Phelps or Grevers won’t be swimming 4×100?!

Rico
3 years 9 months ago

Didn’t Lochte go 48.8 in semi’s at trials? And the 400 free relay is also pretty much right after the 100 back semi’s. Should be a smart move to leave Grevers off. Especially at 6’8 229 he’s a big dude who needs plenty of recovery

gosharks
3 years 9 months ago

48.91 in semi’s at trials.

3 years 9 months ago

grevers did 52.9 in prelims an hour before he did a 47.5. if he takes it easy in the semi’s, he should be okay.

Philip Johnson
3 years 9 months ago

hope the US coaches know what they are doing. it seems they are pulling some tricks out of the bag by putting in Lochte. could be a gamble or a brilliant move. we will wait and see.

Swim Swim
3 years 9 months ago

I didn’t realize that the 400IM could determine how well you were spritining?
Don’t get me wrong, Lochte is looking awesome but it seems silly to put someone who has never posted a sub-48.5. Phelps should still be on the relay, or more so should have swam this morning, to see what he is capable of now. Not to take up someone else who is a prelims only swimmer spot, but because love him or hate him Phelps is one of the best 100 freestylers the US has. He’s been faster then Lochte untapered right? In the 11-12 season or am I imagining things?

3 years 9 months ago

in the columbus grand prix, he went 48.4, and negative split it :O, but still, this is the olympics, and phelps looks out of it for the moment. i ‘d rather put someone confident than someone who is “frustrated” with their performance.

Swim Swim
3 years 9 months ago

If it was anyone else I would agree with you, but I think it’s more fueled his ‘fire’. I don’t see Phelps not helping the relay. He might be better at sprinting, hopefully. Either way, wish Grevers had made it.

Ben
3 years 9 months ago

greevers out

Shiki
3 years 9 months ago

No Grevers? I want a team of MP, Lochte, Grevers, Adrian…..

Shiki
3 years 9 months ago

I had forgotten Jones…..

completelyconquered
3 years 9 months ago

YES!!!!!!!!!

MCATP
3 years 9 months ago

The issue with this relay is that Grevers has the 100bk final shortly before the relay. The only guys who are used to swimming multiple events in the same session are Phelps and Lochte. If Berens didn’t have the 200Fr he might have had a better 100 in the morning and make it to the finals. Lochte is used to recovering from a earlier race in the session. Has Grevers trained that way?

Neptune2029
3 years 9 months ago

These guys are pros and have all been there before. 30 min in between 100’s during an Olympic final. That should not be an issue.

CARDINAL
3 years 9 months ago

“The only guys who are used to swimming multiple events in the same session are Phelps and Lochte.”

Hey, I think I swam multiple times in one session when I was 10 years old and participating in my first swim meet.

MCATP
3 years 9 months ago

Ha yes yes I forget when we were ten and swam everything in one evening.

They did make the comment to Ricky about how this was his first double in an international competition. I think those small things do matter. Grevers is a medal favorite in the 100 bk compared to Berens who would just love to medal in the 200 Fr. Grevers might want to safely make it in the 100 bk since he swam in the morning. He also will have the medley.

Coach
3 years 9 months ago

Grevers did double this morning with a 47.5 as his 2nd swim of prelims.

Neptune2029
3 years 9 months ago

This will be interesting, but still a long shot to beat the Aussies so may not matter if they throw down a bunch of 47 mid-to-lows. Hard to take a 47.5 off when you don’t know what you will get from Jones and really Phelps. Hope Lochte has the speed to get out with these guys.

Philip Johnson
3 years 9 months ago

still a long shot? i agree it will be a shot, but the Aussie’s didn’t really separate themselves from the field. especially when Roberts looks to be underperforming. the Aussie’s are the favorite, but i think it’s going to be closer than a lot of people think.

ZYNG43
3 years 9 months ago

A little nervous about what Jones is gonna do… I like him alot but hope hes at his best

Philip Johnson
3 years 9 months ago

agreed, Jones is erratic at times.

3 years 9 months ago

nervous what phelps is going to do. for someone who looked like a gold medal contender to fail to medal, that’s more inconsistent than jones ever was.

ZYNG43
3 years 9 months ago

Nervous about this relay in general

Coach
3 years 9 months ago

+1 But it looks like all teams have some uncertainties.

Eve
3 years 9 months ago

*pops xanax*

TX Swimmer
3 years 9 months ago

Roberts did not look good in the Semi. The US team at this point is looking stronger. Coaches would not have put lochte if they knew they had better options. This team will pull off the win. I hope MP can at least lead off with a 48 flat.

joeb
3 years 9 months ago

Grevers went 47.5 this morning and gets bumped off? His coach isn’t there to defend him, where Bowman, Troy, and Marsh are all there! Not fair to me unless it was Matt’s idea.

ZYNG43
3 years 9 months ago

Grevers may have had some input… Maybe he knows he can’t be at his best with suck a quick turn around

ZYNG43
3 years 9 months ago

*such

Rafael
3 years 9 months ago

But Tomaso looked Good for the aussies.

Roberts may be pulled off the team…

Liliana
3 years 9 months ago

Pat Forde [email protected]

Lochte agent tweeted, then deleted, that Ryan will anchor for US tonight. Working on confirmation.

ZYNG43
3 years 9 months ago

haha pretty sure she was not supposed to make that public

Eve
3 years 9 months ago

I was watching BBC feed this am and Ian Thorpe stated that US team looked “stronger than he thought.” I also read that the tweet was deleted. I guess we will see.

ZYNG43
3 years 9 months ago

weird…

TX Swimmer
3 years 9 months ago

The WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION are in trouble!

MCATP
3 years 9 months ago

Relay in order: Adrian, Phelps, Jones, & Lochte

ZYNG43
3 years 9 months ago

wow thought phelps would lead off

MCATP
3 years 9 months ago

I believe the Aussies are front loading their relay with speed so Maybe the US is doing the same so they can try and keep it close at the beginning.

Rafael
3 years 9 months ago

If Phelps does not go a 47 on relay start.. we will know that last night was not only a bad day..

MCATP
3 years 9 months ago

I agree. Seeing how he swims this will probably determine how the rest of his meet goes outside of the 200fly.

Philip Johnson
3 years 9 months ago

you are all over Phelps arn’t you?

Philip Johnson
3 years 9 months ago

and i’m still holding you to your word Pereira will challenge him in the 200 IM. you also said Brazil was a threat in the 400 free relay specifically to the US.

Rafael
3 years 9 months ago

Philip

It´s US that is taking a gamble on Phelps.. not me.. I´m still standing with my position that last night was not only a “bad day”

CARDINAL
3 years 9 months ago

I am pretty sure Phelps has only gone under 48 once in his career (47.51 in Beijing), and he was wearing a LZR bodysuit. If he goes under 48.50 I will be extremely surprised. The guy is not a freestyle sprinter, never has been, and never will be (LOL at his mother wanting him to train for the 50m free to qualify for Rio; the guy can`t even break 23 seconds).

Rafael
3 years 9 months ago

I was count 47 high with a Relay star.. not a flat.. but even is he goes 48 low on relay it will surprise me..

junker23
3 years 9 months ago

Aaaaaayoooo! Phelps swims like a BOSS.

He was 48.5 at random Grand Prix, there was no way he was splitting slower than that.

Liliana
3 years 9 months ago

Wow…okay.

CapsWolverinesUSA
3 years 9 months ago

When is the last time Phelps swam a middle leg of a relay? Not that the relay start is rocket science, but it seems like an odd risk too take not leading him off.

CapsWolverinesUSA
3 years 9 months ago

Duh. Medley relay. I’m a moron. I wonder if Adrian as leadoff is a matchup issue.

Jean Marie
3 years 9 months ago

If it wasn’t for the backstroke semi, I would definitely put Matt ahead of Cullen on the relay. I remember in 2008 he had the slowest leg and if it wasn’t for Jason, the USA would not have won the gold.

CARDINAL
3 years 9 months ago

I remember in 2008 when Michael Phelps was capable of going a 4:03.84 in the 400m IM.

So your point is?…

Ole 99
3 years 9 months ago

I just hope he goes faster than a 47.5 just so we don’t have to hear anything (regardless of the finish) afterward. I just wish the 100 back were at the beginning of tonight’s program. The turnaround is too tight to expect Grevers to repeat his performance. Really hope Jones brings it like he did at trials. We need him to go 47.7 to have a shot.

They say fortune favours the bold. Let’s hope so.

TX Swimmer
3 years 9 months ago

Wait a minute! The heading is now suggesting Adrian will be replaced by Lezak? If thats the case we are screwed.

ZYNG43
3 years 9 months ago

better be a type-o braden!!!! Lezak should not be on this

Philip Johnson
3 years 9 months ago

very off for Phelps not to lead off.

Dan
3 years 9 months ago

All I can say is Grevers split 47.54 this morning. Fastest American by far.

Matt
3 years 9 months ago

Has a fast turn around from the 100 back. I think putting 4 fresh bodies might be a better move just because they’re going to all need Lezak-esque swims circa 2008 to have a shot to win.

WHOKNOWS
3 years 9 months ago

Remember coaches make the decision… how many coaches (you) have been second guessed by your most ardent supporters (the parents!) Chill! Enjoy the race – the guys will do the best they have in their souls today!

Jimmer
3 years 9 months ago

You should change the title of this post, it says Lezak instead of Adrian.

Liliana
3 years 9 months ago

Grevers out, Lochte anchors, Adrian leads off? This has to be some uber brilliancy from USA coaches, not understandable to common people.

ZYNG43
3 years 9 months ago

well theres common people… and then theres swimmers…. haha. The Olympics bring out how little the “normies” know about swimming

ZYNG43
3 years 9 months ago

who gives a shit?

Sean
3 years 9 months ago

Grevers going 47.6 in prelims is the real shame about this whole thing because I doubt that Jones can go that fast but America still may have a shot if Magnussen and Roberts repeat their times from the morning, they were probably just going through the motions and I would expect them to be faster, but neither time was particularly impressive.

3 years 9 months ago

I think having a plethora of swimmers to select for this relay can be a hindrance just as much as an advantage. There are arguments every which way. Bottom line all four guys that do line up have to bring a massive A game to challenge Australia. The time for debating is over. Game time.

scott
3 years 9 months ago

can’t believe gravers was left off after his time in prelims. I was really excited when I saw that swim. while there is little debate about lochte being the best swimmer in the world, i definitely believe gravers would out-split lochte. i hate to say it but i think lochte having his personal coach as the head coach of the team must have played more then a small part in this decision.

gosharks
3 years 9 months ago

They could have held time trials at camp (Which I’m certain they did) that none of us know about.

Josh
3 years 9 months ago

This is a Hail Mary pass to put together the four freshest bodies to win the race. Grevers has the 100 back right before this relay. Remember, he pulled out of the 200 back at Trials in favor of the 100 free despite being a big contender for that second spot, so we know he doesn’t think he’d be good at multiple swims in one session. What they’re doing is gutsy, but it 1. Eliminates the possible implosion of the relay because someone needs more recovery time between events, 2. Is going to leave the rest of the teams guessing what Lochte is capable of because he hasn’t swam on this relay in awhile, 3. Grevers still gets whatever medal they would win. It’s a very smart move.

john26
3 years 9 months ago

I hope the US men know what they’re doing. Leaving Grevers’ 47.54 off is a huge risk. They must be awefully confident Ryan and Cullen can do better. I’m not. Though Australia did not yet look unbeatable in the heats.

drdov
3 years 9 months ago

This means that Lochte can’t push his free semi

David Berkoff
3 years 9 months ago

Does anyone know where to get the splits from prelims? Can’t find them anywhere. I heard a tweet-rumor that Ye Shiwen will be anchoring for the aussies.

Fenster
3 years 9 months ago

Haha!

jz
3 years 9 months ago

It’s on boys! It is going to take a big swim from whomever lines up. I think if they pull an upset it will happen with this lineup. The Aussie lineup will have to tighten up like France did in 08. I am super excited to watch this race today and no matter the outcome, lets remember its a game and a race! I will bleed USA till I die, but good on the winners, no matter what colors they wear!

Fenster
3 years 9 months ago

Looks like the US took Matt Targett’s suggestions from his gold
Minute Mel interview a couple of months back! Don’t start with phelps and utilize Lochte.

Going to be a great race!

swimfan50
3 years 9 months ago

Troy got greedy making Lockte the anchor. Ran down by France…..that line up made no sense to me. Lockte is not a sprinter….come on man

SwimMom
3 years 9 months ago

does anybody have the splits for the American swimmers? Adrian terrific and Phelps looked strong….

fan
3 years 9 months ago

Totally agree. Shoulda been Grevers.

J
3 years 9 months ago

What a shame! US lost the gold due to Lochte! A bad move to leave out Grevers. But then what do we, the fans, know about the thinking behind such master “strategies”?

3 years 9 months ago

I actually think the US lost because of Agnel: 46.74!

Justin Thompson
3 years 9 months ago

A 46.74 is a killer swim and that can’t bode well for Lochte or Sun in the 200m Free Final.

morrow3
3 years 9 months ago

Agree – Lochte didn’t lose the gold – Angel won it.
The shock isn’t that USA got silver, it’s that Australia got fourth!
Can’t wait to watch it “live” on NBC. woooo

drdov
3 years 9 months ago

Lochte just had a very demanding 200 free semi before…..i mean what were they thinking????
It’s a massive pity that the schedule also wasn’t in Grever’s favour, because if he was there fresh America would’ve had a better chance to fight off Agnel
I’m still waiting for some splits but Phelps blasted his leg!

Walter
3 years 9 months ago

American splits: Adrian 47.89, Phelps 47.15, Jones 47.60, Lochte 47.74. 3:10.38
France splits: Leveaux 48.13, Gilot 47.67, Lefert 47.39, Agnel 46.74 – 3:09.93.

scott
3 years 9 months ago

47.8
47.1
47.6
47.7

Craig H
3 years 9 months ago

And Agnel’s 200 free semi wasn’t demanding? Lochte’s famous for doing 10,000 meter practices. Why bother if you can’t bring it for 300one in a session?

swimfan50
3 years 9 months ago

exactly….Lockte was “bragging” after the 100 m fly at trials that he was already training and had worked out prior to the fly finals. He has never swam a truly fast 100 free. I’m not a big fan of Troy anyway I’ll admit but him putting Lockte on the anchor was an bad decision. Maybe he had his grill in his mouth that interfered with his breathing / speed.

ZYNG43
3 years 9 months ago

You must be one of those swimmers he called fat… youll live 😉 I’ll admit I laughed at that joke even though I am a fan of Lochte

drdov
3 years 9 months ago

OK, here it is Team USA’s Nathan Adrian (47.89), Michael Phelps (47.15) and Cullen Jones (47.60) delivered Ryan Lochte a lead on the anchor of .55sec , but Locthe’s split was more than 1 sec slower than Agnel

J
3 years 9 months ago

Adrian: 47.89 (reaction time 0.65)
Phelps: 47.15
Jones: 47.60
Lochte:47.74

Justin Thompson
3 years 9 months ago

Those are great splits for all those guys and the team did much better than what was expected coming in. Sure we got silver but imagine the hell the Aussies are going through after basically assuming they had this all wrapped up and their top two not even dipping under 48 on the splits. A silver in retrospect for team US is great.

J
3 years 9 months ago

I agree silver isnt bad, given the competition. But swimming the anchor leg a full second slower than the eventual winner is not expected from the best swimmer in the world.
Phelps->Grevers->Jones->Adrian could have won US a gold. We will never know.

Lisa
3 years 9 months ago

That would have been my line up, but i’m not Troy. Smh.

J
3 years 9 months ago

You were right.. he didn’t even make the podium in the 200 free.

3 years 9 months ago

I think the Americans have to be very pleased both with their effort and their silver medal finish (BTW that’s Phelps’ first Oly Silver). They front-loaded the relay and came quite close to winning it.

I’m amazed that the Aussies didn’t even podium; they were prohibitive favorites to win. That just shows that you don’t win with your press clippings.

Coach
3 years 9 months ago

I think we would be pleased if we didn’t leave a faster swimmer off. I feel the same way about the girls 400 free relay.

3 years 9 months ago

It’s difficult to do the hard 3 x 100s in a day (which Grevers did), to say nothing of 4. What worthy person got left off?

SwimMom
3 years 9 months ago

good news! Michael looks ready for the rest of the week! Lochte looked tired – probably up too late and too much on this plate for today. He will rebound, too…and I’m sure the coaches made the best decision they could.

ZYNG43
3 years 9 months ago

They put the athletes through so much after finals!!! They need more rest. Talk to the press later!

longcommuter
3 years 9 months ago

47.15 split from Phelps…reports of the King’s demise are premature. With that kind of speed from him in the 100, Phelps likely could have defended his 200 free. We’ll never know…

Justin Thompson
3 years 9 months ago

Don’t forget he has the lead off of the 200m free relay where he could establish the fastest time of the meet. He is traditionally not as fast in the relay as he is in the individual 200m free, but I’m sure he would like to drop a time faster than that which won Gold in the individual 200m Free.

drdov
3 years 9 months ago

And to think that Troy what I understand was deliberating dropping Phelps for the relay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dab
3 years 9 months ago

rly

Lisa
3 years 9 months ago

based on the results of the 400IM? are you kidding me!!

Justin Thompson
3 years 9 months ago

Troy needs to coach this likes it’s a US team and not the just the Gators. A 100 Fr is much different than the 400IM and a 4:09 in that race isn’t terrible by anyones standards other than Phelps or Lochte. I think Phelps will swim great in his remaining races and may even have the fastest 200m free of the meet after leading off the relay and Lochte is still going to dominate in his other events and the 200IM will be a barn burner. Maybe the US could have done better with Grievers over Lochte, but one thing is for certain is that Lochte had no business anchoring that relay. He’s never swam a 100FR that would indicate he could close better than Phelps or Adrian.

swimfan50
3 years 9 months ago

Troy definately seems to favor Lockte. Coach like McKeever – she left Natalie off the women’s relay despite a good prelim swim.

liquidassets
3 years 9 months ago

McKeever said that the decision to leave Coughlin off the relay “was not a unanimous vote”. She actually may have lobbied for Coughlin.

ZYNG43
3 years 9 months ago

I have a feeling Troy didn’t personally tell you his plans to deliberately leave Michael off… I don’t see that

Dave
3 years 9 months ago

I feel like the United States just lost the relay due to wanting to put “America’s Golden Boy” aka Ryan Lochte on the relay. He’s not a 100 freestyler, and everybody seemed to know that except the US coaching staff (Greg Troy). I understand Grevers had the 1 back semi closer to the relay than Lochte’s 2 free, but did anyone think he was going to go faster than a best case senario of 47.7?? Grevers was 47.5 in prelims, so worst case senario I’d say he splits the same in finals due to the 1 back, but i’m guessing he gets closer to a 47.3 with the adrenaline of swimming the 4 free relay in finals. It’s another long shot but I think Lezak could have been a better option that Lochte. Just because Lochte is probably going to win the most gold medals, does not mean he is one of the 4 best 100 freestylers for the US. Disappointing by the US coaching staff

J
3 years 9 months ago

Totally agree. Lochte sure is going to be the hero of this week, but Troy didn’t act in the best interest of US in 4×100. Deciding on the 4×100 lineup based on the results of 400IM defies logic.

Lisa
3 years 9 months ago

He’s not going to be the hero of the week AT ALL after that race.

Mialuna
3 years 9 months ago

Also people are being premature thinking Lochte will win the most gold medals. I still believe Phelps will beat him in the 200im and i dont think he will win the 200 free tomorrow….. He swam a great 400im but I don’t think because of that he is the best swimmer today. I believe the USA will win the other relays. Go team USA!

3 years 9 months ago

You sound a bit like Gary Hall jr complaining about the coaches’ decision for relay personnel in 2004 4×100 relay. 🙂

The coaches rolled the dice by front-loading the relay. They came close. I think whoever anchored for the Americans was going to get run down by Agnel.

The coaching staff with a second-guessing problem? Not the Americans. No, the Aussies.

Dave
3 years 9 months ago

I think the only person who holds off Agnel is Adrian.

If US leads off Phelps, his split is probably about the same as Adrian’s.
Grevers probably goes in the 47.3-5 range
Jones with the same 47.6
Adrian anchors in the 46.9 to 47.1 range.
No way Adrian gets run down like Lochte.
It also doesn’t help that the US drug France for the whole race and let them sling shot past us for the win.

So yes I’m complaining about it like Gary Hall Jr. But no, I wasn’t on the relay so my opinion doesn’t really matter, unlike Gary Hall who was involved in it

joeb
3 years 9 months ago

backseat driver

AmericanSwimSchool
3 years 9 months ago

I’m sure they loved paying US back for what our team did to them in 2008. I was one that asked for Lochte, but definatly thought Grevers should have been on it. The best would have been Phelps, Jones, Grevers and Adrian…many have already pointed this out…I just wanted to agree.

lisa
3 years 9 months ago

Firstly, grevers should have been there. Second I feel so bad for Nathan and Michael whom I’m sure though they handed off a winning relay. They shouldhave cloned lezak of 08!

3 years 9 months ago

The Fench did AND Callis Jim Agnel…

3 years 9 months ago

That should read “The French did and called him Agnel…”
I guess having spell check in a different language makes it a challenge

Justin Thompson
3 years 9 months ago

Also too bad for Lochte being put into that position. What the hell was Troy thinking? I doubt it will mess with his confidence, but it has to be embarrassing for him to be out of his element and run down like that.

Dab
3 years 9 months ago

I think we should wait to see who drops more times in finals tomorrow… Lochte in the 200 free or Grevers in the 100 back…. That could help determine who worked harder in thier semifinal and thus determine who was or would have been less tired for the 400 free relay.

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