Interested in seeing all of the splits for the women’s 400 free relay without doing the math? Check out this PDF.
400 Free Relay splits.
The fastest split by far was Ranomi Kromowidjojo’s 51.93, followed closely by Australia’s Melanie Schlanger in 52.65; perhaps a bit surprisingly, those were the only two to go under 53 seconds.
Denmark’s Jeanette Ottesen, after breakint the Danish National Record in the 100 fly earlier in the session, continued some hot swimming with a 53.24 anchor for their 6th-place relay. All four swimmers in that race Pernille Blume, Mie Nielsen, and Lotte Friis) swam very well, though the finish might not represent that. When Nielsen slides over to backstroke, and Ottesen to fly, this is a serious medal-contending relay. A lot will come down to the health of breaststroker Rikke Moeller-Pedersen. With a 1:07 from her, a top 4, and a possible medal, seems within reach.