2016 Rio Olympic Games: Day 4 Prelims Live Recap

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Everything you need to follow along live with day four prelims of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Competition begins at 1 p.m. local time (12 p.m. EST/9 a.m. PST) Hit refresh for all the latest coverage.

Heat sheets are available here.

Scheduled events:

  • Men’s 100 Freestyle
  • Women’s 200 Butterfly
  • Men’s 200 Breaststroke
  • Men’s 800 Freestyle Relay

Men’s 100 Freestyle

Australia’s Kyle Chalmers touched just .01 ahead of the United States’ Caeleb Dressel in the seventh heat. The two young swimmers finished in 47.90 and 47.91 and will return to semifinals in first and second.

Great Britain’s Duncan Scott turned in a 48.01 to set a new Scottish record and claim the third spot.

Australia’s Cameron McEvoy entered with a seed time already faster than the Olympic record. This morning he posted a 48.12 for the fourth spot. Canada’s Santo Condorelli posted a 48.22 for fifth.

Joseph Schooling of Singapore dropped the 200 butterfly to focus on the 100 freestyle. This morning he posted a 48.27 in his opening swim. That time will make him the sixth seed. Seventh will be Damian Wierling of Germany (48.35).

Russia’s Vladimir Morozov stopped the clock in 48.39 for eighth. He was followed by Belgium’s Pieter Timmers (48.46) and Italy’s Luca Dotto (48.47). Canada’s Yuri Kisil posted a 48.49.

Sebastiaan Verschuren of the Netherlands (48.51), Brazil’s Marcelo Chierighini (48.53) also return to semifinals. China’s Zetao Ning and France’s Clement Mignon tie for 14th in 48.57.

Defending Olympic gold medalist Nathan Adrian only made the semifinals by .03 after finishing 16th this morning with a 48.58.

Women’s 200 Butterfly

Spain’s Mireia Belmonte Garcia edged her way into the top spot for tonight’s semifinals, stopping the clock in 2:06.64.

Cammile Adams of the United States led her heat at the 100 meter mark and did not look back, finishing in 2:06.67. Her teammate Hali Flickinger had a huge swim of her own in the following heat to tie for the second seed, also swimming a 2:06.67.

Hungary’s Liliana Szilagyi will be fourth with a 2:06.99. Australia’s Madeline Groves had a disappointing 100 butterfly earlier in the week, but puts herself in contention again with a 2:07.02 for the fifth spot.

Suzuka Hasegawa led three heat three swimmers under 2:08. The Japanese swimmer touched in 2:07.35. Her teammate and 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Natsumi Hoshi was .02 behind in 2:07.27.

China’s Yufei Zhang posted a 2:07.55.Germany’s Franziska Hentke swam a 2:07.59 this morning. Brianna Throssell of Australia will be the tenth seed in semifinals with a 2:07.76.

Martina Van Berkel (2:08.00) of Switzerland and Yilin Zhou (2:08.21) of China take the 11th and 12th spots. Sehyeon An of Korea will be 13th tonight after swimming a 2:08.42.

Slovenia’s Anja Klinar (2:08.43), Italy’s Alessia Polieri (2:08.95), and Canada’s Audrey Lacroix (2:09.21) complete tonight’s semifinals.

Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu elected to skip this morning’s 200 butterfly. The Iron Lady will swim the 200 IM final tonight in her quest for her third gold medal of the Games.

Men’s 200 Breaststroke

Russia’s Anton Chupkov finished over a half second ahead of the field this morning with a 2:07.93.

Yashuri Koseki of Japan touched in a 2:08.61 to take the second seed into semifinals. Great Britain’s Andrew Willis secured third in 2:08.92.

Russia’s Ilya Khomenko will be the fourth seed with his 2:08.94 and Marco Koch of Germany swam a 2:08.98. Dmitriy Balandin of Kazakhstan will be sixth tonight with his 2:09.00. He will be followed by Kevin Cordes of the United States with a 2:09.30. Japan’s Ippei Watanbe clocked a 2:09.63.

With a new Chinese National record in tow, Feilian Mao will head to semifinals in the ninth spot after posting a 2:09.80, ahead of the USA’s Josh Prenot in 2:09.91.

Finland’s Matti Mattsson (2:10.09), Sweden’s Erik Persson (2:10.15) and China’s Xiang Li (2:10.17) are 11th through 13th.

Venezuela’s Carlos Claverie (2:10.35), Craig Benson (2:11.19) and Italy’s Luca Pizzini (2:11.26) will complete tonight’s semifinals.

Men’s 800 Freestyle Relay

Great Britain took the top spot for tonight’s final with Stephen Milne (1:46.70), Robbie Renwick (1:48.17), Dan Wallace (1:46.39), and Duncan Scott (1:45.05) posting a 7:06.31.

In the first heat, Clark Smith (1:47.20), Jack Conger (1:45.73), Gunnar Bentz (1:48.01), and Ryan Lochte (1:45.80) combined for a 7:06.74 for a second seed for the USA.

Russia’s Mikhail Dovgalyuk (1:46.91), Viacheslav Andrusenko (1:47.50), Nikita Lobintsev (1:46.42), and Aleksandr Krasnykh (1:45.98) return third in 7:06.81.

Germany will be fourth tonight in 7:07.66, just .02 ahead of the Japanese in 7:07.68. After finishing fifth in the second heat, the Australians will be the sixth seed in 7:07.98. Belgium (7:08.72) and the Netherlands (7:09.20) also snuck into tonight’s final.