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)
- Full aquatics schedule
- SwimSwam Event Previews
- Start Lists & Results
While we don’t yet have access to the official Tokyo 2020 swimming psych sheets, we have compiled a version of what they will probably look like based on entry lists released earlier this month.
The psych sheets don’t reveal anything new as we’ve had access to the entry lists for over a week but they allow us to easily draw upon information and compare events. The one difference you will note from the entries to the psych sheets is the removal of Russia’s Ilya Borodin from both the 200 and 400 IM due to his recent withdrawal from the Games due to a positive COVID-19 test.
As expected, the sprint freestyles have the highest number of entries with 72 men scheduled to race the 50 and 73 in the 100. At the other end of the freestyle spectrum, the 1500 holds the least number of entrants overall with only 28 men set to race the event as it makes its Olympic debut.
One surprising stat is the fact that the men’s 200 backstroke only has 29 entries, making it the second-least populated event after the 1500. That’s roughly 2/3 the number of entrants in the 100 backstroke and less than the 200 breast, 200 butterfly, and 200 IM which will feature 40, 38, and 45 swimmers, respectively.
Entries Per Event
|Event||# of Entries|
|200 individual medley||45|
|400 individual medley||31|
Taking a look at the top seeds, Caeleb Dressel holds the most of any individual man at 3 (50 free, 100 free, 100 fly) while Gregorio Paltrinieri and Evgeny Rylov each hold 2 of their own in the 800/1500 freestyles and 100/200 backstrokes, respectively.
Dressel’s 3 combines with Michael Andrew‘s top time in the 200 IM give the USA a total of 4 top seeds which is the most by any country. The Russian Olympic Committee holds 3 courtesy of Rylov in the backstrokes and Anton Chupkov in the 200 breaststroke. Paltrinieri’s 2 events make Italy third on the list and the only other country with more than 1 top seed.
5 other countries have a top seed in one event in the form of Lithuania, Australia, Great Britain, Hungary, and Japan.
Number of Top Seeds by Country
|Russian Olympic Committee||3|
Number of Top Seeds by Individual
|Caeleb Dressel (USA)||3 (50 free, 100 free, 100 fly)|
|Gregorio Paltrinieri (ITA)||2 (800 free, 1500 free)|
|Evgeny Rylov (ROC)||2 (100 back, 200 back)|
|Danas Rapsys (LTU)||1 (200 free)|
|Elijah Winnington (AUS)||1 (400 free)|
|Adam Peaty (GBR)||1 (100 breast)|
|Anton Chupkov (ROC||1 (200 breast)|
|Kristof Milak||1 (200 fly)|
|Michael Andrew||1 (200 IM)|
|Daiya Seto||1 (400 IM)|