Chinese butterfly stud Li Zhuhao headlined day 2 of the 2017 Chinese National Championships with his 23.53 in the 50 fly final.
Hali Flickinger and Josh Prenot earned the most points of anyone competing in Indianapolis, but it wasn’t quite enough to earn the Arena Pro Swim Series points leads over Melanie Margalis and Daiya Seto, respectively.
Watch Badger Swim Club’s Zane Grothe win the 400m free, and all the other races from Day 1 finals at2017 Arena Pro Swim Series – Indianapolis.
2016 Olympic champ Penny Oleksiak leads all women’s 100 free seeds for Canada, while 2012 Olympic champ Nathan Adrian is the top men’s seed.
Great Britain earned the 8th and final spot in tonight’s 4×200 freestyle final (men), but they’ve scratched out of the event, giving Belgium a shot to make a move.
A couple of juniors took the Olympic stage by a storm, including Australia’s 100 free gold medalist Kyle Chalmers, and Canada’s 100 free gold medalist Penny Oleksiak, who won 4 medals in her first Olympic Games.
Check out a full preview of tonight’s medley relays, with full projections of all 16 finalists based off of their flat start times done here in Rio.
Assuming Michael Phelps isn’t making a comeback down the road, this will be his last individual race ever where he will look to four-peat in this event winning gold number five of these games and 23 all time.
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A couple of juniors have taken the Olympic stage by a storm, including Canada’s Penny Oleksiak, who has won 4 medals so far in her first Olympic Games.
Finally Michael Phelps is up in the men’s 100m butterfly. This event is arguably the toughest on his schedule for him. He wasn’t remarkably fast at the US Olympic Trials but has shown throughout this meet that he’s much better than he was just a few weeks ago.
Florent Manaudou finally gets his opportunity to shine individually here in Rio with the men’s 50 free getting underway today.
Abbey Weitzeil’s huge split on the 4×100 free relay gives a spark of hope to an American medley relay originally projected to take silver.
Michael Phelps will be competing in the heats of the men’s 200m butterfly shortly after where he’s not exactly the favorite. It looks to be a three man race right now between Phelps and his two rivals: Chad le Clos of South Africa and Laszlo Cseh of Hungary. Both have said their fair share of talk about Phelps making this one of the most anticipated races of the games.
The 2016 Rio Olympics has set the stage for an epic men’s 100 fly showdown, with the defending Olympic champion and World Record holder, reigning world champion, Junior World Record holder, and several other international stars.