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)
- Full aquatics schedule
- SwimSwam Event Previews
- Start Lists & Results
It’s last call for entries in SwimSwam’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic pick ’em contest, with selections closing at 5 am Eastern Time on July 24, one hour before the first preliminary heats kick off.
If you’ve already entered but want to change some of your picks, you’re able to do so right up until the deadline by going to the “edit your responses” option.
Here are a few statistics from the entries we’ve received thus far:
- Katie Ledecky is the biggest favorite to win an event, earning 99.2% of the first-place selections in the women’s 1500 freestyle. Adam Peaty is a close second in the men’s 100 breaststroke at 99.1%.
- The most wide open event, according to our readers, appears to be the women’s 50 free, where the top pick, Sarah Sjostrom, only received 32.6% of the first-place selections. Australians Emma McKeon (22.5%) and Cate Campbell (21.8%) have also been popular picks.
- The race that looks like the closest thing to a coin flip between two swimmers is the women’s 400 free, where top seed Ariarne Titmus (52.2%) and Ledecky (47.8%) are near a 50/50 split to win.
- The most popular second-place pick is currently Kristof Milak in the men’s 100 butterfly (86.5%), with Simona Quadarella not far behind in the women’s 1500 free (82.5%).
- The strongest favorite in a relay are the Aussie women in the 4×100 free, receiving 92.4% of first-place votes.
- The most wide open relay event comes is the men’s 4×200 free, where Great Britain (43.1%) leads the pack but the United States (17.7%), Russia (17.0%), Australia (11.5%) and Italy (10.7%) have all received their fair share of first-place selections.