Tokyo M Psych Sheets: Dressel, Rylov, Paltrinieri Lead With Multiple Top Seeds

2020 TOKYO SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES

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
50 freestyle 72
100 freestyle 73
200 freestyle 40
400 freestyle 37
800 freestyle 34
1500 freestyle 28
100 backstroke 42
200 backstroke 29
 100 breaststroke 50
 200 breaststroke 40
100 butterfly 59
200 butterfly 38
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

Country Top Seeds
USA 4
Russian Olympic Committee 3
Italy 2
Lithuania 1
Australia 1
Great Britain 1
Hungary 1
Japan 1

Number of Top Seeds by Individual

Country Top Seeds
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)

 

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MIKE IN DALLAS
2 months ago

Well, it’s not exactly a ‘guide to the Gold’ but I would say TEAM USA/Men are lookin’ pretty good.
The relays will sort themselves out in a bit.

Sub13
Reply to  MIKE IN DALLAS
2 months ago

If these were a guide to gold then Australia would top the medal tally

PVSFree
2 months ago

My favorite pic of Dressel ever. 👍🏻😐👍🏻

Bobthebuilderrocks
Reply to  PVSFree
2 months ago

“Was that good enough Mom?”

Erik
Reply to  Bobthebuilderrocks
2 months ago

Every age group coach knows this pose.. Not enough likes…

Irish Ringer
Reply to  Bobthebuilderrocks
2 months ago

The Longhorn hate for Dressel has cooled after the last 3 years of making him look silly.

Gogo bibi
2 months ago

29 sub 22 seeds in the 50 free I’ve never seen that before 😟

Hoosier Daddy
2 months ago

Anyone who looks at this and doesn’t think the USA will dominate is quite frankly a moron!!!! USA USA USA!!!!

Tomek
Reply to  Hoosier Daddy
2 months ago

I’m rooting for USA but still don’t like the post

Joel
Reply to  Hoosier Daddy
2 months ago

So call me a moron then mate cause MUrica won’t dominate.

Hoosier Daddy
Reply to  Joel
2 months ago

Nobody else stands a chance Joel!! It’s just the truth.

Stephen
Reply to  Hoosier Daddy
2 months ago

Dominate what?

DJTrockstoYMCA
Reply to  Stephen
2 months ago

The dinky countries

Sub13
Reply to  Hoosier Daddy
2 months ago

Dude this is just embarrassing. Like, everyone likes a lively discussion and we expect a little bias towards your own country. But comments like this add absolutely nothing and make you look silly.

Australia has more #1 seeds than the US overall and you don’t see us acting like this.

Last edited 2 months ago by Sub13
The unoriginal Tim
Reply to  Sub13
2 months ago

Aussie men need to be carried by their Sheilas though.

Stephen
Reply to  The unoriginal Tim
2 months ago

Oh we’ve gone back to 1960 Alabama ………..Land of the greed home of the slaves.

Sub13
Reply to  The unoriginal Tim
2 months ago

Oh sorry I didn’t realise women’s medals count for less than men’s in America. Do the medals won by people descended from slaves count for less too?

Stephen
Reply to  Sub13
2 months ago

They’re only hero’s in the US if they can run 4.2 or shoot hoops.

Hoosier Daddy
Reply to  Stephen
2 months ago

DK Metcalf is a hero

Barry Allen
Reply to  Sub13
2 months ago

no Australian touts their team cuz they always choke at the olympics.

Sub13
Reply to  Barry Allen
2 months ago

There’s a few issues with this:

1. Aussies don’t act cocky because they’ve got a bit of tact and humility. It’s not normal in the vast majority of the world to constantly try to tell other people you’re better than them.

2. Aussies don’t always choke at the Olympics. They’ve performed below expectations for two Olympics (still managed to finish 2nd in the medal tally in Rio). The last one before that they did really well. The biggest choker was Katie Hoff who got 0/4 predicted golds. But Aussies don’t bring her up all the time because it’s pretty tactless and rude.

If you think it’s normal to just shit on every country that isn’t yours, and you think… Read more »

leisurely1:29
Reply to  Hoosier Daddy
2 months ago

Dude the U.S. men have a shot at 4 (CD + MA), maybe 5 individual golds if Murph can rein in Rylov/Kolesnikov in either backstroke. And it’s not much better for the women.

Yabo
Reply to  leisurely1:29
2 months ago

Maybe 6 if Kalisz has just been cheesing us for the last 3 years (I don’t actually think this but god I hope it’s true)

Dovile voveraite
2 months ago

Lithuania! Lets go!!!! Danai, you got this!

Erik
2 months ago

…the 1500 holds the least number of entrants overall with only 28 men set to race the event as it makes its Olympic debut…

..wrong gender for this statement?

Pool Gazing
2 months ago

Why is Dressel ‘s top seeds count 2 instead of three?

Last edited 2 months ago by Pool Gazing
Swimmer
2 months ago

Where can I find the women’s psych sheets?