Despite recording the slowest split on the prelims relay, the U.S. is having Weinstein lead off, likely due to her 1:56.94 from the individual 200 free.
The heats of the women’s 4×200 free relay concluded, and for the top four finishing teams, big lineup decisions need to be made come time for finals.
The United States, Canada, Australia, and China, the top four teams in this relay, all opted not to use full-strength lineups in the heats.
The USA, Canada, China, and Australia are head and shoulders above the rest in the women’s 4×200 FR relay, but the race between the four will be very close.
The status of many of China’s star swimmers, like Zhang Yufei, will be dependent on the stingent COVID-19 travel restrictions in the city of Shanghai.
A new national record bit the dust on day 4 of these 2021 China National Games and it came in the women’s 200m freestyle.