Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Poland Scratches Women’s 4×200 Free Relay on Day 5 Prelims

2020 TOKYO SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES

There was one event scratch on day 5 prelims of the 2020 Toyko Olympics and it was Poland dropping the women’s 4×200 free relay. They were seeded 17th out of 17 entries.

Poland had no finalists in the women’s 200 free on day 4.

The day 5 prelims heat sheets show no other event scratches.

Heat Sheets – Session 9 – Day 5 Prelims

Event 22: Women’s 100 Freestyle

51 entries, 0 scratches

Event 23: Men’s 200 Backstroke

  • World Record: Aaron Peirsol (USA) – 1:51.92 (2009)
  • Olympic Record: Tyler Clary (USA) – 1:53.41 (2012)
  • World Junior Record: Kliment Kolesnikov (RUS) – 1:55.14 (2017)
  • 2016 Olympic Champion: Ryan Murphy (USA) – 1:53.62
  • SwimSwam Event Preview: Men’s 200 Backstroke

29 entries, 0 scratches

Event 24: Women’s 200 Breaststroke

  • World Record: Rikke Moeller Pedersen (DEN) – 2:19.11 (2013)
  • Olympic Record: Rebecca Soni (USA) – 2:19.59 (2012)
  • World Junior Record: Viktoriya Zeynep-Gunes (TUR) – 2:19.64 (2015)
  • 2016 Olympic Champion: Rie Kaneto (JPN) – 2:20.30
  • SwimSwam Event Preview: Women’s 200 Breaststroke

32 entires, 0 scratches

Event 25: Men’s 200 Individual Medley

  • World Record: Ryan Lochte (USA) – 1:54.00 (2011)
  • Olympic Record: Michael Phelps (USA) – 1:54.23 (2008)
  • World Junior Record: Hubert Kos (HUN) – 1:56.99 (2021)
  • 2016 Olympic Champion: Michael Phelps (USA) – 1:54.66
  • SwimSwam Event Preview: Men’s 200 Individual Medley

45 entries, 0 scratches

Event 26: Women’s 4×200 Freestyle Relay

  • World Record: Australia (Titmus, Wilson, Throssell, McKeon) – 7:41.50 (2019)
  • Olympic Record: USA (Franklin, Vollmer, Vreeland, Schmitt) – 7:42.92 (2012)
  • World Junior Record: Canada (Sanchez, Oleksiak, Smith, Ruck) – 7:51.47 (2017)
  • 2016 Olympic Champion: USA (Schmitt, Smith, DiRado, Ledecky) – 7:43.03
  • SwimSwam Event Preview: Women’s 4×200 Freestyle Relay

17 entries, 1 scratch

Poland’s relay dropped the event. They were seeded 17th with a time of 8:08.38.

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Corn Pop
1 month ago

Because they got no one .

johan
1 month ago

i thought there are supposed to be only 16 invited relay teams? how come there is a 17th team?
Poland were seeded 17th with a time of 8:08.38.

Old Man Chalmers
Reply to  johan
1 month ago

the top 12 from 2019 worlds heats are automatically selected, then 4 wildcard spots are awarded to the 4 fastest teams within the qualifying period. Poland was the 4th wildcard, then was overtaken by another country at the last minute (Switzerland I think?). but fina accidently invited Poland over Switzerland, which was resolved by allowing both countries to compete in the event

Bill G
1 month ago

Canada’s Pickrem sill listed in the 200m breastroke then. She was also entered in the 4×200 free prelims.