Tokyo 2020 Olympics: No Scratches for Day 1 Prelims (Heat Sheets)

2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games

All athletes are present and accounted for in the first session of pool swimming at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. There are five individual events and one relay scheduled for Saturday’s prelims session, which begins at 7:00 PM local time in Tokyo. Not one swimmer has scratched. The lingering question had been whether Sarah Sjostrom would take on the 100 butterfly, but she confirmed her entry on Thursday.

Below are the heat sheets for the six events of the first session of pool swimming.

Heat Sheets – Day 1, Session 1

Event 1: Men’s 400 Individual Medley

  • World Record: Michael Phelps (USA) – 4:03.84 (2008)
  • Olympic Record: Michael Phelps (USA) – 4:03.84 (2008)
  • World Junior Record: Ilya Borodin (RUS) – 4:11.17 (2021)
  • 2016 Olympic Champion: Kosuke Hagino (JPN) – 4:06.05
  • SwimSwam Event Preview – Men’s 400 individual medley

29 entries, 0 scratches

Event 2: Women’s 100 Butterfly

  • World Record: Sarah Sjostrom (SWE) – 55.48 (2016)
  • Olympic Record: Sarah Sjostrom (SWE) – 55.48 (2016)
  • World Junior Record: Claire Curzan (USA) – 56.20 (2021)
  • 2016 Olympic Champion: Sarah Sjostrom (SWE) – 55.48
  • SwimSwam Event Preview – Women’s 100 butterfly

33 entries, 0 scratches

Event 3: Men’s 400 Freestyle

  • World Record: Paul Biedermann (GER) – 3:40.07 (2009)
  • Olympic Record: Sun Yang (CHN) – 3:40.14 (2012)
  • World Junior Record: Mack Horton (AUS) – 3:44.60 (2014)
  • 2016 Olympic Champion: Mack Horton (AUS) – 3:41.55
  • SwimSwam Event Preview – Men’s 400 freestyle

36 entries, 0 scratches

Event 4: Women’s 400 Individual Medley

  • World Record: Katinka Hosszu (HUN) – 4:26.36 (2016)
  • Olympic Record: Katinka Hosszu (HUN) – 4:26.36 (2016)
  • World Junior Record: Yu Yiting (CHN) – 4:35.94 (2021)
  • 2016 Olympic Champion: Katinka Hosszu (HUN) – 4:26.36
  • SwimSwam Event Preview – Women’s 400 individual medley

18 entries, 0 scratches

Event 5: Men’s 100 Breaststroke

  • World Record: Adam Peaty (GBR) – 56.88 (2019)
  • Olympic Record: Adam Peaty (GBR) – 57.13 (2016)
  • World Junior Record: Nicolo Martinenghi (ITA) – 59.01 (2017)
  • 2016 Olympic Champion: Adam Peaty (GBR) – 57.13
  • SwimSwam Event Preview – Men’s 100 breaststroke

49 entries, 0 scratches

Event 6: Women’s 4×100 Freestyle Relay

  • World Record: Australia (Jack, Campbell, McKeon, Campbell) – 3:30.05 (2018)
  • Olympic Record: Australia (McKeon, Elmslie, Campbell, Campbell) – 3:30.65 (2016)
  • World Junior Record: Canada (Ruck, Oleksiak, Smith, Sanchez) – 3:36.19 (2017)
  • 2016 Olympic Champion: Australia (McKeon, Elmslie, Campbell, Campbell) – 3:30.65
  • SwimSwam Event Preview – Women’s 4×100 freestyle relay

15 entries, 0 scratches

 

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PhillyMark
1 month ago

Smoliga, Hinds, Deloof are definitely in the prelims relay….will the 4th spot go to Schmitt or maybe Simone or Katie get a look

Natacion2021
Reply to  PhillyMark
1 month ago

What about Claire or Torri?

Texas Tap Water
Reply to  PhillyMark
1 month ago

Katie will not swim 4×100 free relay, prelims or final.

She has busier schedule than Rio what with 1500, and she has to be at her absolute best in 200, and 400.

Swimfan
Reply to  Texas Tap Water
1 month ago

Ledecky did it in Budapest but her 200/800/1500 was a lot slower than it should have been

Yozhik
Reply to  PhillyMark
1 month ago

I’m more interested how tapering is going for Huske and Kurzan. And if they are hot enough for the double, swimming 4x100FR relay in addition to 100fly semi. They are faster than any of American RO swimmers. What’s happened to them at Trials is a mystery.

Joe
Reply to  Yozhik
1 month ago

I think unfortunately the format doesn’t really allow for the coaches to put them on this relay–even if they are super on fire in the 100 fly, it’s no guarantee that they will be on in the 100 free (see Huske at Trials).

My guess: the 3-6 finishers at Trials get on the prelims relay (Smoliga, Hinds, Deloof, and Schmitt) and the top finisher + Simone gets put on the final relay.

Yozhik
Reply to  Joe
1 month ago

Manuel has long lasting problems all season long. I wouldn’t expect them to vanish by a few weeks after Trials.
Huske on the other hand was 53.46 in early April. But maybe you are right and fly improvement doesn’t go together with freestyle progress.
Sarah Sjostrom is a great example. There were great seasons either in fly or in freestyle. But never together.

Kwrb77
1 month ago

When will we know who swims relay?

Admin
Reply to  Kwrb77
1 month ago

We’ll get some indication in the morning, but it’s usually about 45 minutes before the session start.

Marklewis
1 month ago

Kieran Smith and Jake Mitchell swim next to each other in the 400 free.

Jake is in lane 1 and Kieran is in lane 2. They’re in the final heat with the 2 Aussies and Malyutin.

That’s going to be a fast heat.

Wow
1 month ago

Titmus to swim 4×100 heats according to Madison Wilson. Getting a gold on day 1 can take a lot of pressure off for her 400 the next day. And adds to medal count for her.

Success Leaves Clues
Reply to  Wow
1 month ago

The sooner they ban all relay alternates the better. Swapping in and out for the heats only favours the big nations. If FINA stopped pandering to them we might have a level playing field where all people have to swim both heat and final. Then this would stop Katie etc just being handed out medals for turning up…. Athletics only allow two changes per heat and swimming should at least do that…

Troyy
Reply to  Success Leaves Clues
1 month ago

I (Aussie) actually agree with you.

Sub13
Reply to  Success Leaves Clues
1 month ago

I think the fairest thing would be to allow a max of 2 changes, but also don’t give medals to heat swimmers. I think it makes it very political in that you could (and some countries absolutely do) stick a swimmer in the heats just to gift them a medal.

mds
Reply to  Success Leaves Clues
1 month ago

FINA pandering to big nations? What world are you living in SLC? Going from 3 entrants per country to 2 was one of the most abusively anti-US (and occasionally anti-Australia or others especially gifted in one event at a particular time), anti-athlete and ‘pander to the FINA votes of the small nations’ actions ever made. The Olympics is supposed to be a competition of the best all in one place. If you meet a given standard (world top 8,12 or 16 from prior year?) and can get yourself to the meet site, even if your national Olympic committee only wants to pay for 2, anyone should be able to enter, even if you have 5, 8, 12 or more from… Read more »

Yozhik
Reply to  Wow
1 month ago

So she is up for 5 gold medals (3ind + 2relays). That was Ledecky’s (4ind + 1relay) or Manuel’s (2individual +3 relays) dream that wouldn’t materialize. But she will still need one more Olympics to catch Katie with total count.

Miss M
Reply to  Wow
1 month ago

Where did you read this?

Samesame
Reply to  Wow
1 month ago

That’s does not seem correct . Why’s would they swim Titmus . Surely it’s C2 , Harris, Wilson and O’Callaghan

Troyy
Reply to  Samesame
1 month ago

Or perhaps Wilson will go straight to the final.

wow
Reply to  Troyy
1 month ago

Correct. Wilson straight to the final. C2, Harris, O’Callaghan, Titmus for the heats.

nlm78
Reply to  Troyy
1 month ago

I’d say Emma and Cate will be going straight into the Final *touch wood*, the other three will fight for the final two spots.

STRAIGHTBLACKLINE
Reply to  Samesame
1 month ago

In the last two Olympics Australia have rested three swimmers for the final so it wouldn’t surprise me if they did it here

nlm78
Reply to  STRAIGHTBLACKLINE
1 month ago

Um nope in Rio, we only rested McKeon for the heat relay – since it was Wilson, Elmslie, C1 and C2 who contested the heat swim to get the OR in the heat
https://web.archive.org/web/20160807201436/https://smsprio2016-a.akamaihd.net/_odf-documents/S/W/SWW411900_StartList_2016_08_06.pdf

STRAIGHTBLACKLINE
Reply to  nlm78
1 month ago

I’m pretty sure they did it in 2012. I thought they also did it in 2016 but as you’ve pointed out it didn’t happen.

Old Man Chalmers
Reply to  Wow
1 month ago

hm, without an article or interview I’m not putting much stock in this. While I’m sure Titmus’ 100 has vastly improved from the 54.2 she did in april 2019 just going from her progression in the 200, we have so much depth in the 100 that we don’t really need her there, even in the heats. I think only mckeon and c1 will go straight to finals since they’re swimming it individually, then wilson, c2, harris and o’callaghan should all comprise the heats relay to ensure the best 4 possible go through to the final

nlm78
Reply to  Old Man Chalmers
1 month ago

Yep this (missed your message when I posted my reply above)!

GATOR CHOMP 🐊
1 month ago

Mitchell and Smith in 1 and 2 for the 400. Yikes. Hopefully THE ANIMAL Elijah Winnington doesn’t make them look like children

Joe
Reply to  GATOR CHOMP 🐊
1 month ago

bro just suck is cock already god damn

Swimfish87
1 month ago

Anyone know if they are streaming preliminary heats

He said what?
Reply to  Swimfish87
1 month ago

I think nbcolympics.com

Not Tapered 🏊
1 month ago

4:00am prelims in the US. Outrageous.

Joe
Reply to  Not Tapered 🏊
1 month ago

lol…you can’t really complain when NBC made the IOC hold finals in the morning Tokyo time so that it’s prime time in the USA

Troyy
Reply to  Not Tapered 🏊
1 month ago

Your Americentrism is showing.

Robbos
Reply to  Troyy
1 month ago

Amazing some of them, us Aussies are so used to getting up all hours of the night to watch sporting events, loving more events in our time zones.

Becky D
Reply to  Not Tapered 🏊
1 month ago

It would work out best for me if prelims don’t start until I get back from morning workout, and finals start just after dinner. Mm’ok? Thanks.

swimfan27
1 month ago

Where do we watch prelims and finals?

Taa
Reply to  swimfan27
1 month ago

They are in Tokyo

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