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)
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Sjostrom surprised herself earlier in the meet with a solid 7th place finish in the 100 fly after dealing with an elbow injury earlier this year which kept her from training butterfly for the majority of the season.
Campbell finished 6th in the 100 free in Rio and McKeon leads the 100 free world rankings this season with a 52.19 from June. Canada’s Penny Oleksiak, who won bronze in the 200 free, is also a top contender in this event.
Rylov won gold in the 100 back earlier where World Record holder Murphy won bronze. Murphy is the defending Olympic gold medalist in the 200 back event, where Rylov took bronze in 2016.
Rylov holds five of the 17 all-time fastest 200 back performances in history, more than any other swimmer, and has proven himself to be a serious gold medal contender in Tokyo.
China’s Xu Jiayu and Great Britain’s Luke Greenbank are also in contention to place highly here. Xu finished 5th in the 100 back final whereas Greenbank placed 17th in prelims. USA’s Bryce Mefford joins them as the only other sub 1:55 swimmer this year.
They are joined by USA’s Annie Lazor at the top of the field in this event. Lazor won this race at the U.S. Olympic Trials against King and has been consistently ranked in the top 3 in the world for the past 3 years.
Seto has had some rough swims so far, narrowly missing the 400 IM final and the 200 fly final when he was a medal contender in both events.
The women’s 4×200 free relay is the last event of the prelims session. The favorites here are Australia (with 200 free gold medalist Ariarne Titmus and Madison Wilson who placed 8th), USA (with 200 free 5th place finisher Katie Ledecky), and Canada (with Penny Oleksiak who won bronze in the 200 free.)