Women’s Medley Relay Finals Lineups: King, Nicol, To Be Used On Breaststroke

2022 FINA WORLD AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

The finals lineups for the women’s 4×100 medley relay, the last race on the last finals session of the 2022 World Championships, have been released.

The United States, who were underwhelming in prelims and only qualified in seventh for finals, will be swimming in lane one. After using Alex Walsh on prelims, they will opt for Lilly King on breaststroke, meaning that Annie Lazor (who was selected to represent the U.S. in the 100 breast) will not be on either relay. This comes despite the fact that Lazor will not be competing in the 50 breast final tonight whereas King will be.

Canada has swapped in Rachel Nicol for Kelsey Wog. Nicol split 1:07.28 on the prelims of the mixed medley relay, whereas Wog split 1:08.26 on the women’s relay this morning.

Australia, Canada, and the United States, who are the podium favorites for this relay, will not be swimming in adjacent lanes next to each other.

Full Lineups:

  1. United States (Smith, King, Huske, Curzan)
  2. Italy (Panziera, Pilato, di Liddo, di Pietro)
  3. Sweden (Rosvall, Hansson S., Hansson L., Sjostrom)
  4. Australia (McKeown, Strauch, Throssell, O’Callaghan)
  5. Netherlands (Toussaint, Schouten, de Waard, Steenbergen)
  6. Canada (Masse, Nicol, MacNeil, Oleksiak)
  7. China (Peng, Tang, Zhang, Yang)
  8. France (Terebo, Blanchetiere, Wattel, Bonnet)

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ALDASP
3 months ago

I just came back to this, lemme say something:

First you decide to leave Ray Looze home and not even let him travel with the team even though based on the trials time there is at least 4 medals and 2 relay legs, maybe one more, in between two of his swimmers.

Next when it is obvious your #1 breaststroker needs her coach after COVID you leave her on an island.

Then you use a DQ as an excuse to leave a swimmer out of a relay and rob her of a medal. For those saying the DQ is a valid reason, just a reminder she beat her seed in the 50 later in the meet

Then you put your… Read more »

Yikes
Reply to  ALDASP
3 months ago

I’m with you on the head scratcher of the prelims lineup but disqualifying DeSorbo from being head coach again is a little dramatic. You don’t know what’s been going on behind closed doors, maybe Annie is sick or something. You’re basing this all on massive speculation.

jeff
Reply to  ALDASP
3 months ago

If there was actual concern about the possibility of Lazor’s stroke DQing the whole relay then I guess it makes sense since all the prelim relay really needs to do is make it to finals

Lia
3 months ago

Huske to win it for America but if Throssell does a Hodges then it’s Gold to Australia.

Boomer
3 months ago

Can’t fathom why they didn’t use Lazor on heats or Douglas on fly in prelims.

Mike
Reply to  Boomer
3 months ago

They didn’t want to be disqualified

Shaddy419
3 months ago

Rowdy Gaines Drinking Game rules for today:

One Drink For Each:
Rowdy references the reaction time of a swimmer
Rowdy mentions Phelps
Rowdy says “HERE HE COMES” during Bobby Finke’s Last 50

Two Drinks:
Lilly King Gets Top 3 in 50m Breast
If the Men’s 50m Back WR is broken
If Bobby Finke’s last 50 is 25.99 or better
Mentions USA Men Almost Missing Oly Final in 400 Medley Relay
Team USA Medals in the Women’s 50
Team USA Wins the Men’s 400 Medley Relay

Finish Drink:
If Summer McIntosh Breaks the 400 IM WR
Team USA Wins the Women’s 400 Medley Relay

Finish all the liquid* you can… Read more »

Emily Se-Bom Lee
Reply to  Shaddy419
3 months ago

is pool water a liquid

Shaddy419
Reply to  Emily Se-Bom Lee
3 months ago

For the purpose of this game and having people survive, we will classify it as a chemical

Shaddy419
Reply to  Shaddy419
3 months ago

Silly me it’s the wrong thread

sepgup
3 months ago

Lazor was robbed of a medal. Not saying she really should’ve been on the finals relay but at LEAST the prelims relay, come on

jeff
Reply to  sepgup
3 months ago

yeah im really wondering with that decision. Seemed like an incredibly obvious choice, would’ve made sense even if she were on the finals relau

emma
Reply to  sepgup
3 months ago

she definitely could’ve been better than the 1:07.6 from walsh today

Mike
Reply to  sepgup
3 months ago

Can’t expect Lazor to miraculously fix her kick in a few days, too much of a risk that the team will be disqualified.

Klein
3 months ago

USA will lose to Australia and Canada!

jeff
Reply to  Klein
3 months ago

Canada maybe but the US’s middle legs are both faster and Smith consistently beats McKeown on relays and I don’t think MOC is fast enough to make up the difference

Troyy
Reply to  jeff
3 months ago

Smith and McKeown have only raced against eachother in a relay twice once in Gwangju 3 years ago and once in Tokyo where McKeown was very slightly faster.

Jacob Whittle 46.90 in Paris
3 months ago

China (Peng, Tang, Zhang, Yang) is just funny to me

Toby
Reply to  Jacob Whittle 46.90 in Paris
3 months ago

You are not alone 😭😭😭😂

Pacific Whirl
Reply to  Jacob Whittle 46.90 in Paris
3 months ago

Is it because of the spellings?

CADWALLADER GANG
Reply to  Pacific Whirl
3 months ago

nah it’s bc they aren’t western names 🙄🙄

bodybyfood
Reply to  CADWALLADER GANG
3 months ago

Of course it could just be because they seem to rhyme. You wouldn’t think it’d be at least a little funny to see Smith, Smith, Smith and Ledecky (lol, sounds like a law firm), or Brandt, Dant, Gant, Krant, all one one team?

boknows34
Reply to  Pacific Whirl
3 months ago

Commentator’s nightmare

Notanyswimmer
Reply to  Jacob Whittle 46.90 in Paris
3 months ago

This type of person ^ has perfect crossover with the type of person that thinks Shayna Jack was a victim that just made a “heroic” return, or the type of person that thinks Yannick Agnel doesn’t deserve “unfair” criticism.

SwimShark
Reply to  Jacob Whittle 46.90 in Paris
3 months ago

Not so much if you speak their native language (which I do). Just remember traveling and meeting people from different backgrounds and cultures can broaden one’s horizons.

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